On 12 May 2016, Ashley Hall was appointed by the then Minister for Local Government as Administrator of Edward River Council.

Prior to his appointment as Administrator, Ashley served as a Councillor on the former Deniliquin Council from 1996-2000, and again from 2012-2016. He served as Deputy Mayor from 1998-2000 and 2012-2015, before being elected Mayor for 2015-2016.

Ashley was born in Deniliquin and attended the local Deniliquin High School. At age 25, he completed the Goulburn Murray Fairley Leadership Program and is now a Fairley Fellow. He is actively involved in the Edward River community and has served on various community and business organisations.

Ashley is a licensed real estate agent and auctioneer, and established his own local business, Big River Real Estate, in 2004, which he recently sold in 2016.