Ros has over thirty years of management experience in education-based businesses, and she is currently CEO of Taaleem, a private joint stock company in the UAE. Taaleem, which means Education in Arabic, owns and operates the second largest group of international schools in Dubai and Abu Dhabi, offering British and American curricula and International Baccalaureate programmes. Taaleem’s schools equip c9000 students in the region with the skills, knowledge and character to compete globally, with graduates securing university places in top universities around the world.
Prior to relocating to Dubai, Ros was CEO of kidsunlimited, the fourth largest nursery schools operator in the UK, which was sold to Bright Horizons Family Solutions in April 2013. Through effective change management and establishing a company culture with high quality recruitment, training and support to 2000 staff, the company delivered a programme of growth and expansion throughout economic recession.
Previously Ros was Chief Operating Officer of Nord Anglia Education PLC, where she developed and managed school improvement contracts and inspection services for Ofsted, along with operating and expanding British International Schools in Asia, Eastern Europe and the Middle East. She was a key member of the management team that sold the company in 2008 to Baring Asia for more than 25x earnings.
Her formative training and management experience was gained through twenty-five years with Sodexo, the leading international support services provider.
Ros is a keen supporter of the Arts and Education and since moving to Dubai is a keen supporter of the Emirates Literature Festival, and other national and international arts and education events.