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Sector transformation can be viewed as both a threat and an opportunity. Those who see the opportunity have the chance to shape the utility businesses of tomorrow.

Ashley Kearton

EY Oceania - Power & Utilities - Infrastructure Advisory - Senior Manager

Passionate about addressing climate change. Outdoors lover. Self-confessed energy nerd.

Ashley is a leader in EY’s Power and Utilities practice who works with energy, water and government clients to help them understand and navigate the rapid transformation in the sector. 

Ashley started his career as an engineer developing renewable energy technologies and led the delivery of water and energy projects in the Pacific. During this time, he established an understanding of the challenges and opportunities faced by those in the sector and the need for this to influence upstream decision making. 

Since joining EY, Ashley has advised clients across Government and industry, with experience ranging from supporting national transformation programmes, to developing purpose-led corporate strategies, to establishing business cases for specific investments.

How Ashley is building a better working world

Having worked across Australia, New Zealand and EY’s global network, Ashley is able to bring global insights and apply them in a local context. This means clients are able to benefit from the experience and lessons learnt by others in navigating the uncertainty inherent in transformation. 

With an understanding of the technical complexities specific to the power and utilities sector, Ashley can help to develop solutions which bridge the gap between ambition and delivery.

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