Dan Underwood, CEO of Ashton Consulting in Tokyo, joined the firm as a founding equity partner in 2002 after working in journalism and healthcare. He has guided the development of Ashton Consulting into Japan’s leading international communications agency, with a diverse client base, bilingual culture and broad professional expertise. Dan advises clients in multiple sectors and has particular experience in transaction communications, crisis management, CEO communications and media training.
A New Zealander, Dan is a graduate of the Wellington School of Journalism and worked as a freelance journalist for publications in New Zealand and Australia. He graduated with a Diploma Physio from Otago Polytechnic and has a post-graduate Diploma MT from the University of Otago. He is bilingual in English and Japanese.