As Director of Governance & Projects, Ashley works closely with the other College Officers and the Governing Body to support the leadership and strategic development of the College. His functions include:
- Secretary to the Governing Body
- College Information Officer
- Oversight of the College’s communications activity, including as Editor of the College Record
- Coordination of other strategic projects
Ashley holds degrees from the University of Oxford and the University of London, where he studied at Birkbeck College as a part-time, mature postgraduate. His academic interests include early modern religious and cultural history. He has extensive experience of working in the University of Oxford and its colleges, including in access and outreach and in academic administration, and originally joined Harris Manchester in 2020 as temporary Tutor for Admissions.