Mr Ashar Ehsan is currently Acting Pro Vice-Chancellor, Vocational Education and Training at Charles Darwin University.
Ashar has a 25 year career history within the vocational and higher education sectors in the UK. He has held senior leadership roles with Cass Business School, University of Bradford, and University of Wolverhampton and worked across key areas such as business engagement, commercial enterprise, brand and student marketing and stakeholder partnerships. He has also spent a number of years in the private sector in ecommerce and corporate communications roles with Oxford Instruments Plc (UK and USA), and Fujitsu Siemens GmBH (Munich).
Ashar has engaged with governments and educational partners in South East Asia, Europe, North and South America, Canada, Japan and South Korea. Quite recently, Ashar was Director of External Relations for Ravensbourne, a dual sector institution in London, where he was responsible for International development and partnerships, global marketing and recruitment, and commercial enterprise and partnership teams.