After some early sales experience, Ross gained his qualifications while working for several years with a large accounting firm. He then extended his commercial experience over several years within an international public company as firstly their Internal Auditor and then as the Group Commercial Development Manager. This involved providing all manner of business management assistance to the Company's varied subsidiaries and business activities. In 1983 Ross commenced Public Practice providing these services to a growing number of smaller and medium business clients. His qualifications include:
- Fellow of CPA Australia
- (Specialist Management Accounting)
- Registered Tax Agent
- Registered Company Auditor
- Diploma Business Studies
- Post Graduate Diploma in Finance and Accounting
Apart from Business, Ross is significantly involved with Four Wheel Drive and 20 years in scouting, including as an active canoe and kayak instructor together with cross country ski touring and snow camping. In some spare time he also skis down the hills, drives steam locomotives and gets out in the bush camping.