Meet the QLD Mentors
Ashton Tuckerman

Ashton Tuckerman

Ashton Tuckerman

CMO | Marketing Leader | UQ MBA Candidate

I love building brands through powerful storytelling. I’ve loaded up my plate studying my MBA at UQ, with a side helping of brand consulting. Before this, I was the CMO + Australia GM at Gathar, where I helped elevate their private chef marketplace to a global stage with the support of US Co-founder, Curtis Stone. My professional background includes roles with influential players (Flight Centre), disruptors (Youfoodz) and top-tier agencies (Havas). Having spent much of my career in start-ups has shaped me into both a high-level thinker and a curious deep diver. From automations to segmentation, everything I do is underpinned by narratives that captivate and convert. I know my SEM, SEO and CRO like I know like my ABCs and am comfortable wearing many hats, having managed cross-functional teams from marketing to sales and even web development. I’m a creative problem solver and my sweet spot is connecting big, ambitious business goals to the people making it happen day-to-day.

Career & Background

What inspired you to do what you are doing now?

I’ve always loved the written word and when I found out marketing is basically using the power of words to influence action, I was sold!

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

Ashton is a seasoned marketing leader with a passion for building brands through powerful storytelling. Ashton has worked for global game changers (Flight Centre), industry disruptors (Youfoodz), and award-winning agencies (Havas), and was recently the CMO and Australia GM of private chef start-up Gathar, helping to take the brand global. Having hung up her Gathar apron, Ashton’s plate is currently full studying her MBA at UQ, levelling up her executive leadership journey. Ashton is a long-term mentor passionate about helping people discover their ‘why’.

Your favourite food for thought

What drives and inspires you

What are your core values?

  • Balance
  • Growth
  • Kindness

Who is your biggest inspiration and why?

It’s hard to pick just one person! I feel like I’m inspired by everyone’s stories I come across every day.


You as a Mentor

Why have you decided to become a mentor?

I believe leadership is all about bringing people up with you.

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

  • Connected
  • Generous with time
  • Looking for potential
  • Open
  • Supportive

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