Senior Program Manager
Ashley is a senior program manager for Governance and Social Impact at Square Circle.
Ashley has collaborative and practical experience in the areas of community health, migration and development, and is passionate about community-led advocacy, social inclusion and contributing to equitable development outcomes for marginalised communities. Ashley’s role at Square Circle involves internal and external activities supporting financial processes, internal systems development and the design, research and project management of international and domestic programs and advisory work. Across these activities, Ashley is involved in stakeholder communication, business development and policy and process planning and implementation.
Ashley’s project experience includes supporting the design and research of a technical demonstration and rapid social impact assessment for a mercury-replacement technology in Wau-Bulolo, Papua New Guinea as part of the broader Australian-Papua New Guinea Economic Partnership, which supports multi-stakeholder initiatives to strengthen resource governance and sustainable and inclusive development outcomes. Ashley has supported the World Bank Nepal Environmental & Social Capacity Building Plan for Improved E&S Performance of Projects, which included a rapid review and a guideline for minimum E&S requirements for World Bank-funded projects in Nepal. Ashley has also been involved in a number of Square Circle’s international advisory projects, including a charitable community development foundation for Lihir Island in Papua New Guinea.
Ashley also has several years of experience working in community disability spaces, with a focus on enhancing institutional access and community funding for equitable impact. Ashley is currently completing master’s degree in international law and international relations and has a bachelor’s degree in political science from The University of Queensland. Prior to joining Square Circle, Ashley worked as a tutor and research assistant at The University of Queensland and in management and support roles across the disability and refugee legal aid sector, supporting refugee networks in Brisbane and Paris.
Outside of work, you’ll find Ashley somewhere outside with her head in a good book or snapping pictures on film.