Ross is a panellist in our discussion ‘Monetising Your Passion: Carving Out A Living Online’.
Born in Dublin in 1967, he was educated in Dublin, London and Angers and has a BA in politics, economics and French. He worked for New Labour in the House of Commons until September 2000. In December 1999 he was accepted onto the list of Parliamentary Candidates for the British General Election 2001. He withdrew his name in September 2000 to return to Ireland to pursue a career in the private sector. He combined a commercial role at The Sunday Business Post with his weekly restaurant column. In 2004 he co-founded Bannon & Bannon PR which later evolved into RGB Consulting, specialising in development issues. His consulting firm merged with Grayling Global in 2008. He retains his role as restaurant critic for The Sunday Business Post and he was appointed editor of FOOD&WINE Magazine in May 2008. He is the author of the ebook How to Write About Food and was elected to membership of the Irish Food Writers’ Guild in 2006. He is a board member of Marriage Equality.