Ross leads the International Air Transport team with the Australian Government Department of Infrastructure, Regional Development and Cities, responsible for the negotiation of Australia’s international air services arrangements, the economic regulation of international airlines and airports, facilitation, and international aviation policy. He is also responsible for the development and implementation in Australia of the global Carbon Offsetting and Reduction Scheme for International Aviation. Ross has significant experience in leading air transport issues in the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) and at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC). He has represented Australia in the ICAO Air Transport Regulation Panel, the ICAO Committee on Environmental Protection and the APEC Transportation Working Group. In his career with the Australian Government, Ross worked on Federal Budget policy issues and Commonwealth land policy at the Department of Finance before joining this Department in 2012. He has led teams working on aviation policy, air services negotiations and northern Australia transport policy. Ross holds qualifications in management, commerce and science from the Australian National University.