Get to know: Ashley McCallum

Ashley is a the Design, Digital & Communications Manager

Ashley has a Bachelor of Arts in Graphic Design, and previously worked for a Canberra based business as the head of marketing and design.
She is passionate about design, loves being creative and solving problems. She is also a qualified and experienced beauty therapist, who runs a small business helping to beautify and rejuvenate the local community. In her spare time, she is training with her horse for endurance competition, taking photos, catching a movie or getting stuck in to a good book.



What do you enjoy doing to relieve stress?

I enjoy spending time with my horses. Being around them seems to magically clear all my worries away.


If you didn’t need a job, were healthy, and had plenty of time, what would you do?

I’d spend my time helping to improve the lives of underprivileged people within our community.

I’d also care for injured wildlife, helping to rehabilitate and then release them.

And then I’d travel. Everywhere. All over the earth and sea. And then into space to finish off my journey.


What would you do with your “15 minutes” of fame?

I’d attempt to convince people to turn off their TV’s, computers and smartphones… if not permanently, as often as possible.


If you could only take one physical item with you on a deserted island, what it would be?

My swiss army knife – that I bought in Switzerland. The red one, that is available worldwide, not the white one that is only available to purchase in Switzerland – a fact that I was oblivious to until I arrived home of course.

I still love it though… it’s ever so handy!