Ross is regional General Manager for APP in Queensland and also Chair of Brisbane City Council’s Better Suburbs Initiative. He has 30 years’ experience in the property and urban development industry, including a number of state and national leadership roles for the Property Council of Australia as its Executive Director, then Chief Operating Officer and later as National Executive Director for the Residential Development Council. In this time he pioneered a number of policy initiatives for the industry focused on cities policies for Australia. He has both authored and edited a number of monographs and articles on urban development policy, housing and cities policies for Australia.
Ross was also founding CEO of Brisbane Marketing, winning an International Downtown Association’s (USA) award for City Marketing in 2003.
In recent years he has focused on senior advisory roles across a number of property businesses from design to engineering to development. A frequent speaker, author and commentator on market trends and urban development policy, he was in 2016 invited to be international keynote speaker for the American Planning Association’s Utah conference and in 2017 was published in a global joint MIT/Chapman University project: “Infinite Suburbia.” In February 2020 he has been invited to speak at Texas A&M University (USA) on urban growth policy.
Ross is also a founding Director of not for profit think tank “The Suburban Alliance” and a director of Regional Development Australia Logan-Redland Inc.