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Our Leadership

Ashley Thornton

Managing Partner and Founder

Ashley has been providing relocation support for corporations and individuals within the Middle East for the last 10 years. As a Managing Partner he is responsible for all client services and consultancy decisions within Echo-Xpats.

Originally based in the UK, Ashley co-founded the company with an extensive background in corporate concierge services and customer centric roles that has defined the ‘personalised relocation’ approach, Echo-Xpats has built its foundations on.

Ashley enjoys golf, Dubai’s gastronomic scene, movies and cooking for friends.

David Donnelly

Managing Partner and Director of Operations

As an MBA graduate and Project Management Professional, David has worked for the last 10 years in global project management for a Fortune 500 company in emerging markets.

David has expertise in developing management system frameworks and structuring operations to ensure the successful integration between client services and operational efficiency.

David enjoys cricket, travelling and supporting his childhood team
Newcastle United.