Neil Ashe


Neil Ashe is currently the CEO of Acuity Brands, a North American market leader and one of the world’s leading providers of lighting and building management solutions. He has held that position since January of 2020. He is also a Principal of Faster Horses LLC, which invests in, operates and advises companies that are embracing the power of digital to grow and change their businesses. From 2012 to 2017, Mr. Ashe was the president and CEO of Global eCommerce and Technology for Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. Mr. Ashe was with CNET Networks (NASDAQ: CNET) from 2002 to 2008, having been appointed as CEO in 2006, and, subsequently, the President of CBS Interactive from 2008 until 2011, following the sale of CNET to CBS. He has served on the boards of directors of numerous companies, including CNET and AMC Networks (NASDAQ: AMCX), and was a member of the Georgetown University Board of Regents.