Ashley is an Aboriginal Australian from the western-NSW community of Brewarrina, a descendent of the Gamilaroi people. After a successful career in rugby league with the Newcastle Knights, he has focused on making a difference for Aboriginal people.
Formerly a high school teacher, Ashley then become a Gambling counsellor for 7 years and now is a fulltime Aboriginal Gambling Consultant. He is a Researcher with Southern Cross University and has completed a variety of Aboriginal Gambling specific research projects. Ashley has a passion for community education and is focused on program design, development, and the delivery of services for Indigenous peoples and communities. Aboriginal Gambling is his passion and he has delivered courses to more than 150 communities around Australia. He has also provided various cultural awareness programmes to a variety of services in NSW and Queensland.
As a Specialist Aboriginal Consultant, Ashley has a long-term objective to be involved in the ongoing development and implementation of policies and programmes that improve the well-being of Aboriginal people, including the NSW Public Sector Aboriginal Employment and Development Programme.