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Ambition appoint James Ash as COO for UK and Asia

The global specialist recruitment company has appointed James Ash Chief Operating Officer of Ambition UK & Asia

The global specialist recruitment company has appointed James Ash Chief Operating Officer of Ambition UK & Asia.


Ash is currently joint managing director of Ambition’s UK business and will be responsible for the operational strategy in the London, Hong Kong and Singapore offices. He begins his new role with immediate effect.


Ash has been instrumental in driving change across the UK business over the last 18 months, including the company rebrand to Ambition in April 2010 from its former name Witan Jardine.


Ambition Co-Founder & Group Managing Director Paul Lyons commented: “James has made a significant impact across the group since joining the business 12 months ago. His new remit will harness his wealth of knowledge and skills and allow us to fulfil our exciting plans for growth over the next few years and beyond.”


Ash commented: “As a group we’re in financially sound shape, growing quickly again and the future is very exciting. Bring a consistency to our global corporate services platform and leveraging the skills we have around the world will ensure that we are well positioned to deliver on our ambitious growth plans over the next 5 years.”