The late Jason Ashton was a founding shareholder and regional director of Thinc Projects Australia who inspired colleagues across the country over more than 20 years with the firm.
Now, his memory has been honoured at a ceremony held on 24 April where the inaugural Jason Ashton Memorial Grant was awarded.
The annual $10,000 prize – designed to help a talented Thinc staff member realise their career goals – went to Perth-based consultant Mohammad Ashari. He was presented with the accolade by Angela Ashton, Jason’s widow.
“Mohammad is an enthusiastic, engaging Thincer and a most worthy recipient of the inaugural grant,” said Campbell Mackie, CEO of Thinc. “We look forward to working with him to develop and grow his career.”
The grant will be used by Mohammad to complete his Graduate Certificate in Mineral and Energy Economics, which will lead onto an MBA in Oil and Gas. He aims to build his capability as an energy expert for Thinc in Western Australia.