Ashok is a nonexecutive director of New Ireland Assurance, a JP Morgan European Smaller Companies Trust, the Ethical Journalism Network, and is a member of the FRC Codes and Standards Committee and Actuarial Council. He also chairs eValue Investment Solutions. He was recently joint deputy chair of a Bank of England Working Group on Procyclicality. He was formerly Chair of AA Insurance Services, Chair of Skandia UK, a Founder Director of the Phoenix Group, a NED of the Pensions Regulator and NED of J Rothschild Assurance plc (now St James Place Capital). His executive career has included Group Strategy Director at CGU (now Aviva), FD & Actuary of Scottish Amicable and a Principal of Towers Perrin.