David Ross qualified as a Chartered Accountant with Arthur Andersen & Co. He co-founded The Carphone Warehouse Group plc in 1991 and has also been involved in leading many other public and private companies. David brings a wealth of executive and non-executive experience to the education sector. David currently chairs the Board of Trustees of the National Portrait Gallery and is a Director of the British Paralympic Association. David stepped down as Chair of The Royal Opera House’s Board of Trustees in May 2021, and was formerly a Director of the British Olympic Association.
David is passionate about developing educational opportunities for young people and established the David Ross Education Trust – where he is chair of the Board of Trustees – which currently sponsors 34 academies in Northamptonshire, Lincolnshire, North East Lincolnshire and the Humber Region.