Ross is a qualified accountant and Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Certified Accountants. He was Finance Director for 12 years with ING Car Lease UK Limited, a member of the ING banking group. Having set out the financial foundations for expansion he saw the business grow seven fold and was instrumental in the acquisition of a company which more than doubled the size of the business. At the end of that period Ross was part of the leadership teams that sold the ING European Car Lease businesses to BMW Group where Ross continued for a further two years assisting in the integration and undertaking the role of Chief Risk Officer. The transaction took the BMW car lease business Alphabet to number three in the UK and number four in Europe.
His key areas of achievement have included financially preparing businesses for growth, financial leadership in the acquisition and sale of businesses, finance department turn‑arounds and the establishment of robust internal controls.