Clare's story

About Clare Ashley

My Biography


Clare Ashley – Senior Engineer/Vice President

Goldman Sachs International Clare Ashley is a Senior Vice President in the Cross-Divisional Projects and Architecture team within Engineering at Goldman Sachs. She joined the firm in 2010 focused on the delivery of large scale transformational projects. During her time at the firm, she has worked on a vast number of initiatives from large scale business integrations to the implementation of new trading platforms.

Most recently she has been focused on LIBOR remediation for Engineering Globally and the Digital Assets programme of work. Prior to joining Goldman Sachs Clare worked as a Business Analyst/Project Manager at JPMorgan in the eSwaps trading space for 4 and a half years and before that, she led the Incident Management at GE Capital. She has 20 years of experience working in a number of Technology/Technology adjacent roles in professional and financial services.

Alongside her day jobs, and as one of the firm most senior Black women in Engineering in Europe, Clare has held a number of roles in the diversity and inclusion space including her current role as Co-head of the Black Engineers Network for EMEA, she also sits on the Firmwide Black Network Steering Committee and the Core Engineering Diversity Group. Clare has also acted as a Mentor in the firm’s global Reverse Mentoring Programme, an initiative to broaden the understanding of the Black lived experience and enhance inclusive behaviours via pairing senior Black talent with non-Black senior leadership.

Through her pairing to a senior Partner, Clare has deepened the mentee’s understanding of the intersectional experience of being both a woman and Black. She spends a significant amount of time working with external organisations to promote diversity in Technology and also to mentor students in schools.