Ros is a consultant for skills and training partnership projects, business planning and strategy. She has a degree in biological sciences and an M.Sc in horticulture. She started her career in the nursery stock industry before undertaking two horticultural internships in the US at the Morris Arboretum and the Holden Arboretum. Ros was Plant Conservation Officer at Plant Heritage where she oversaw the National Plant Collection® scheme. She went on to establish GreenSpace North West, a Forum for parks managers in the region. Ros became a keen advocate for green space and the benefits it can provide to local communities. Ros became interested in skills and training and took a post with Lantra, the Sector Skills Council for the land based sector. She worked with land based industries at a strategic level on skills partnerships, including career development, apprenticeships, qualifications and skills registers. She is a trustee of PlantNetwork, sits on the RHS Education Committee and the Forestry Skills Forum.