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 Member 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.
Marc Shrimpton, General Manager – Recruitment
Marc joined Ashley Services Group in 2000, having worked across a number of positions, he is currently the General Manager of Recruitment. Marc has been the key driver of Blackadder Recruitment, a professional recruitment services business, post acquisition in 2007. Marc is currently a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and is a graduate of the the Owner / President Management program at Harvard Business School, Boston.
Sanjeev Gill, General Manager – International
Sanjeev is the founder of SILK Education and Training and joined Ashley Services Group in 2015 through acquisition. Currently Sanjeev holds the position of General Manager – International where he oversees the overall growth and strategic direction of the Group’s expansion in the International Students’ market. With over 12 years’ experience within Vocational Education and Training (VET), he has an in-depth understanding of International and domestic education in Australia. Sanjeev began his career in VET as a trainer before moving into different roles including Director of Studies, National Director of Strategic Development to Senior Executive at Carrick Education Group. Before establishing SILK, Sanjeev held the position of Director of Business Development & International at Swinburne University of Technology.
Sanjeev holds a Bachelor of Hospitality Management and Postgraduate Diploma of Information Systems Management from Central Queensland University, and Masters of Education from the University of Melbourne.
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.
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.