Ross has been a member of the Victoria Police Force for 40 years. He has conducted duties across all aspects of policing, including General Duties, Crime Investigations, drug crimes and internal investigations, business continuity, emergency/crisis management and Counter Terrorism.
Ross has been at executive level in the areas of professional development, regional operations, media and corporate communications, emergency management and Counter Terrorism.
He was awarded the Emergency Medal for his role in the Victorian bushfires, and is a founding member of the Victorian emergency management structure.
He has developed common operating policy both nationally and on a statewide basis for evacuations, multi agency exercising and terrorism response arrangements. He has recently been a key member in implementing the Victoria Police Counter Terrorism Command.
Ross has studied security event operations in the USA, presented programs in Kuwait and China and has been a visiting fellow to the Indian Police Service through Charles Sturt University.
He holds a Masters degree in Organizational Leadership and is nationally recognized in the Counter Terrorism and Countering Violent Extremism fields. Ross’ current role is in strengthening the Victoria Police capability in counter terrorism response.