From 1976 to 2013 Ross was employed by the Department of Health and Human Services. During the first 18-years he worked with the Tasmanian Ambulance Service as an on-road paramedic and as a clinical instructor training students. In 1994 Ross transferred to the Human Resource Services of DHHS, where he worked in many roles before retiring as a human resource consultant.
Ross’ first involvement in Tasmania’s community-care sector dates back to 1994 when he joined the Board of Langford Support Services, which he has chaired since 2000.
Ross wears various hats working in leadership for several other organisations. He is a graduate member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and a member of the Australian College of Ambulance Professionals.
In 2019 Ross was awarded the Order of Australia medal for his services to the community.