Mei Ashelford | Brunswick Group
Mei Ashelford

Mei Ashelford

Director, London

Mei is a chartered accountant with 20+ years of technical reporting experience. Having originally trained as a forensic accountant Mei moved into reporting regulation in 2012 joining the industry regulator, the Financial Reporting Council, as a Project Director where she oversaw the delivery of several high-profile regulatory projects. Since leaving the FRC, Mei has worked agency-side as a senior advisor to clients on corporate governance, corporate reporting and ESG regulation and best practice, supporting them in crafting annual reports and investor communications that tell a clear and compelling story to key audiences that matter.

Mei has extensive experience of working at executive and board level across organisations of all types and sizes including main market, AIM listed and large private companies, partnerships and not-for-profits. Recent clients include Convatec, Clarksons, Mishcon de Reya, Quilter, Workspace, Made.com, Mitchells & Butlers, Rank Group and SSP Group.


In 2021, Mei was appointed to the FRC’s Advisory Panel as a corporate reporting subject matter expert and to the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) Financial Reporting Faculty Board which, amongst other things, shapes the Institute’s technical policy on corporate and financial reporting matters. Mei has a keen interest in the evolving regulatory landscape and future direction of corporate reporting and is often called upon to speak on this subject at external events and is a frequent contributor of articles for relevant industry publications.