Yes, Ash was retired HOD on 6th Dec 2012.
I have attached a photo.
With regret I advise the death of Ashley Newton BRYANT, 44 years old, former Regd. No. 25603, a non-member of Port Macquarie. Ashley passed away on 16/12/2013 and his funeral will be held at 11am on Saturday 21st Instant at Innes Gardens Memorial Park Crematorium, Phillip Charley Drive, PORT MACQUARIE. The family requests the company of former colleagues and friends of Ashley to join them following the service at The Westport Club (Upstairs) Address: 25 Buller Street, Port Macquarie.