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Ross joined de JAGER Executive Search in 2005 as the Director in the Melbourne office where he successfully identifies and secures top level talent for a wide variety of automotive clients. Ross draws on his extensive industry knowledge and experience which is vital to understanding and filling key roles. An economics graduate, he has spent his entire working career in the automotive sector, holding many senior roles in some of the largest automotive companies. Initially with Ford Motor Company, Ross progressed through a variety of roles in Australia, Europe and the Asia Pacific Region then joined BMW Australia as Financial Controller subsequently becoming General Manager of Sales and Marketing. Ross was instrumental in establishing the BMW prestige market leadership it still enjoys today.

Following three years managing a large retail dealership, in 1998 Ross was appointed Group General Manager of Ateco Automotive, which was at the time the national importer and distributor of Alfa Romeo, Citroen and Suzuki. In his tenure with de JAGER Executive Search, Ross concentrates not only on the automotive sector, but also the many related industries including commercial vehicles, motorcycles, agricultural equipment, component suppliers, finance and fleet companies, retail dealerships and the numerous providers of professional services to the industry. He has expanded his role to include selected consulting and board roles, where his background and strategic skills can further assist clients with specific challenges.

A former leader of the IIC Partners Global Industrial Practice, Ross continues to work closely with the organisation to identify the best worldwide talent within the automotive sector.

In his spare time, Ross enjoys playing golf and keeping up to date with the latest food and wine trends with his wife.

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