Rob Ashmeade FCMA, CGMA, MIoD - Director

I'm a Fellow Chartered Management Accountant (CIMA) and have been a Fellow since 2008. Being a Chartered Global Management Accountant since 2004 and a full member of the Institute of Directors since 2004.

I joined GSM in April 2017 and it's my first venture into the Automotive sector, having been in Medical, Marine and Defence sectors in my more recent roles. In the past I've assisted in opening factories in China, Sweden and also the merging of new acquisitions into organisations in Germany, Italy, France, US and the UK. Having been at one time a General Manager of a niche Implantable Medical Devices company. 

Since joining GSM I've been heavily involved with the Globalisation of the business and have probably met or been seen by most of our employees at one time or another in my visits to all sites, whilst ensuring GSM is both financially and legally fully complaint in all countries we operate from, or have entities in.

In my spare time I'd been a Royal Navy Reservist with the Sea Cadets as a Petty Officer and a qualified Instructor of Rowing, First Aid and Adventure Training, where I'd been a Duke of Edinburgh Leader." Retiring from that in June 2021. Some of you may have seen me in RN Dress uniform at previous WAF Christmas functions.

I enjoy sports and competition shooting and I'm also a fully qualified Range Safety Officer.

I'm married (25 years!) and have three children all currently at University, have two English Springer Spaniels.