Ashley was appointed Chief Executive of Young Citizens in 2021. She has previously held Chief Executive and Director roles within education and social mobility charities, including Speakers for Schools as the founding Executive Director and CEO. Her career has focused on working on building strong cross-sector collaboration and solutions to increase support for young people from backgrounds traditionally excluded or systemically disadvantaged in education and careers particularly working across state schools in the UK from 2010 onwards. A former Obama Campaign employee and experienced programme architect, Ashley is passionate about building stronger communities and empowering young people for a fairer, more just society and ensuring they are prepared with skills to thrive in the 21st century. She also serves as Vice-Chair of the Board of Governors at Welbourne Primary School, in Tottenham north London, and a trustee at Elizabeth House Community Centre in Finsbury Park.
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