Ross was a Non-Executive Director of the Commonwealth Bank of Australia from 1991 to September 2004, and was a Director of Telstra between 1995 and 2001. Ross is also Chairman of AUSTRADE and Executive Chairman of Amtrade International Pty Ltd. Ross was Chief Executive Officer of Santos Ltd from 1984 to 2000. Previously he was Deputy Managing Director of Australian Paper Manufacturers (now AMCOR) and Managing Director of Brown & Dureau. Ross has been an adviser to Domino's Pizza for three years. Ross holds a Bachelor of Commerce from Melbourne University and an MBA from Columbia University.