A freelance consultant in the charity sector, until recently Ros led NCVO's work in sustainable funding and strategy. Ros has a background in both fundraising and marketing, having worked for Independent Age, The Adolescent and Children’s Trust and Fairbridge. Ros read Social and Political Sciences at Cambridge University and now lives with her partner and three young children in Harrow, where she is chair of the local branch of NCT and a founder of Mariposa Primary School, the UK’s first co-operative primary free school, due to open in 2018. She is a full, certified member of the Institute of Fundraising.