Ashley Wheaton

Chair of Trustees

Ashley Wheaton is Principal at University College of Estate Management, responsible for all aspects of the University College’s academic and business operations.

As Principal, he works works directly with the Chair, the Board of Trustees and the UCEM Executive Leadership Team to ensure that the University College delivers against its vision to be the Centre of Excellence for Built Environment Education and the world’s most sustainable university.

Ashley has previously held senior roles as Director of Global Learning Services for Microsoft, and Chief Executive Officer of InfoBasis Ltd, a global Talent Management software company. He spent six years as a Non-Executive Director of BRE Group, and is currently a Member of the GuildHE Executive, Vice-Chair and Trustee of JISC, Chair of Building People CIC.

He holds a BA (Hons) in Economics from University of London.

Ashley took over from Dr. Edge Watchorn as Young Citizens’ Chair of Trustees in March 2023.