Having had extensive education experience at Pearson's, Edexcel and as CEO International at Open University, Ross is part of the Global Leadership group at Ashoka. He directs Ashoka's work along with young people across Europe to build ecosystems in which every young person is helped to become a 'changemaker' and to practice 'changemaking'. He is a Board Director of Whole Education, a growing network of schools providing holistic education. Ross devised a groundbreaking programme, Better World that aims to equip young people with the skills to be successful, built on a project that Ross led for Pearson Plc to evaluate the effectiveness of education systems and institutions, used by government departments, employers and educators worldwide. Before that, Ross spent 15 years growing more than 20 businesses around the world in a wide range of sectors. He continues to advise organisations and entrepreneurs on innovation for growth.