Ross is a highly experienced strategic communications adviser with more than 20 years’ experience working in politics and financial PR. He is a co-founder of two of the most successful corporate/financial agencies in Sydney and has advised on many of the largest and most complex financial transactions in recent Australian history.
CKI’s AU$7.4 billion acquisition of Duet Group
Boral’s AU$2.075 billion rights issue / placement
Tatts Group’s AU$11.5 billion merger with Tabcorp
TPG Capital’s AU$4 billion sale of Alinta Energy to Chow Tai Fook Enterprises
MacMahon Holdings Successful defence of unsolicited offer from CIMIC
Scepter Partners AU$7.1 billion takeover offer for Santos Limited
AB InBev’s AU$136 billion takeover offer for SABMiller
Guangdong Rising Assets Management’s AU$1.4 billion proposal to acquire PanAust
First Pacific and Wilmar International’s AU$1.37 billion joint venture acquisition of Goodman Fielder
Communications support and media strategy for clients including BP Australia, Coca Cola Amatil, James Hardie and Slater & Gordon.
Ross was previously a Senior Managing Director at FTI Consulting, the company which bought his firm, Third Person. Ross had also led FTI Consulting’s Strategic Communications division in the Asia-Pacific region as well as serving as its global head of Mergers and Acquisitions based in London during 2011 and 2012.
Ross began his working life as a media adviser in NSW Government and had several in-house corporate affairs roles before co-founding both the Cannings and Third Person financial PR agencies.
Ross has a Bachelor of Arts (Communications) from the University of Technology in Sydney.