ACU Melbourne Campus
Level 8 East
250 Victoria Parade, East Melbourne
Victoria 3002 Australia
Phone: +61 3 9230 8164
Ashley Midalia commenced as Manager, Government Relations in March 2015 before taking on the role of Director, Government, Policy and Strategy in May 2016. He is responsible for proactively maintaining ACU’s strong relationships with all levels of government, overseeing public policy submissions and ensuring ACU is well-placed to respond to evolving regulatory environments.
Ashley brings a breadth of experience to his role, including as a lawyer, journalist and political adviser. Prior to joining ACU, Ashley served as Deputy Chief of Staff to federal minister the Hon Chris Bowen MP in a number of portfolio areas, including Tertiary Education, and as senior adviser to federal Attorney-General the Hon Mark Dreyfus QC MP. Previously, Ashley worked as a journalist at The Australian Financial Review and as a corporate lawyer at Allens.
Ashley is a member of the University’s Executive Planning Group and the Vice-Chancellor’s Strategy Group.