Meet the QLD Mentors
Ash Ivory

Ash Ivory

Ash Ivory

Chief Product Officer at Ivory Common

Hey 👋 I'm Ash, quietly causing a stir in the product world, and by 'product world' I mean Meanjin. My journey from a fresh Business Development Manager with to Head of Product roles at various scale ups was less like a meteoric rise and more like a really determined hike – with a few coffee breaks along the way. As an aside, I love coffee and hikes.

At my core though, I'm just someone who loves blending all of the things I know and the things that I'll come to know into an elegant way forward no matter the challenge. When I'm not shuffling product ideas into reality, I can't really say what you'll find me doing, but it'll probably be interesting.

Career & Background

What inspired you to do what you are doing now?

Too many founders aren’t getting the real side by side problem solving they need and a good place to start is when they need help with Product.

What was your journey and where are you headed in your career right now?

My background is quite eclectic but what it has allowed me to do is focus in on where I am naturally strong. Leading, inspiring and showing grit. As Head of Product at I’m working on taking our product to the next phase, which is scaling globally and making our user experience more intuitive to unlock the power of our tech! Without people using the platform, there’s no need for it to exist. We need to make their experience as enjoyable as possible.

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Podcasts / Thought Leaders

What drives and inspires you

What are your core values?

  • Authenticity
  • Courage
  • Perseverance

Who is your biggest inspiration and why?

I don’t have one inspiration, naturally, I have many. I would say my biggest inspiration comes from observing people push themselves and implement real change in their life.


You as a Mentor

Why have you decided to become a mentor?

It is hugely important to me to support young people and pass on my gratitude wherever I can as I had many people take a chance on me.

What are the top 5 skills or qualities you bring to mentoring?

  • Asking powerful questions
  • Empathetic
  • Passionate
  • Patient
  • Resilient

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Ready to be a part of Assisterhood as a Mentee?

We are now up and running in QLD and VIC – and we’re only just getting started! Let’s shoot for the stars – together!