Ross Shrimpton, Managing Director

Mr Ross Shrimpton is the founder and Managing Director of Ashley Services Group.  Ross has been a Director of the Company since incorporation and has been instrumental in the overall growth and strategic direction of the Group.  He is a Chartered Accountant with over 40 years’ experience in finance and management across a number of large international organisations such as CSR / Humes and David Brown.  Ross commenced his professional career with Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu, where he worked with a number of major listed companies.  Overall, Ross has had 19 years of relevant experience in the labour hire and training industries.

Chris McFadden, Chief Financial Officer

Chris joined in January 2017 as the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of Ashley Services Group. Chris has over 25 years of financial management experience and extensive experience managing all aspects of the finance function of publicly listed companies. He was most recently CFO at sass & bide and has held CFO positions at Staples and Ross Human Directions Limited, as well as the role of Senior Commercial Manager at Woolworths Limited. Chris holds a Bachelor of Business – Accounting from the University of Technology Sydney, completed the Senior Executive Programme at London Business School, is a Fellow of CPA Australia, and a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Paul Rixon, General Manager  – Labour Hire

Paul is the General Manager of Labour Hire and joined Ashely Services Group as part of the Advance Recruitment acquisition in 2011. Paul has a long history in the labour hire and recruitment industries and has held senior positions for over 26 years, gaining a reputation for his ability to substantially grow businesses whilst maintaining profitability above industry standard.

Matthew Passerini, General Manager – Recruitment

Matthew joined in July 2017 as the General Manager of Recruitment. Matthew has a strong background in the recruitment industry having held senior positions over many years, including Associate Director at Robert Walters. For the past two years Matthew has been successfully running his own recruitment company based in Sydney and has now returned to the corporate world with Blackadder Recruitment.

Shaun Ratcliff, National Systems Manager

Shaun joined Ashley Services Group in 2014 managing state operations and organisational project requirements with an expansion into the Organisations ongoing system requirements and current system management from mid-2015. Shaun has over fifteen years of experience in management working directly in system based administration and implementation utilising a number of operating systems within previous roles including as Zone Operational Manager within the Australian Sports Commission.

Shaun holds a Bachelor of Education from the University of Wollongong, and Diplomas in Management and Project Management.

Alex Kathestides, General Manager Finance

Alex joined Ashley Services Group in early 2016 as General Manager Finance with overall responsibility of Groups finance activities, before taking on an expanded role incorporating all property related matters and purchasing across the group.  Alex has over twenty years of experience in senior finance roles and was previously CFO for REMONDIS Australia and Finance Director for KONE Australia & New Zealand.

Alex holds a Bachelor of Economics from Macquarie University and a Masters of Applied Finance from Macquarie University’s Applied Finance Centre.  He is a member of Institute of Chartered Accountants and Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Steven Harrison

Steve Harrison, National Payroll Manager

Steve joined Ashley Services Group in March 2016 as National Payroll Manager with overall responsibility of the national payroll. Steve has over twenty five years of experience working in human capital management included Qantas, NSW Health, TNT Express and Transpacific Industries Group.

Steve holds a  Diploma in Leadership and Management and a Diploma of Project Management from Deacon University.