Ross was the Chief Executive of Sail Training International from 2006 until 2008 based in the UK. After which he moved to Malta where he continues his keen interest in sailing and support for sail training. For most of his earlier professional career, Ross worked as a management consultant for Accenture assisting some of the world’s largest and most successful companies in the oil and gas, communications and high-tech industries.
Ross qualified as a chartered accountant in 1981. He then worked extensively on the development and implementation of large-scale commercial information technology projects. He has considerable experience leading senior executive level strategy projects involving business start-ups, new product and market launches. He was a partner in Accenture (formerly Andersen Consulting) from 1989 to 2002.
Latterly as a managing partner in Accenture, he held a number of international leadership positions with responsibility for parts of Accenture’s business in strategic consulting, client portfolio management, product development and outsourcing.
Ross participated as a trainee on The Tall Ships Races from A Corunna to Antwerp aboard CHRISTIAN RADICH in 2006. He has also participated on sail training voyages on STAVROS NIARCHOS and JOLIE BRISE. Ross qualified as an RYA Yachtmaster in 2004. In 2011 he achieved a dream of sailing his 40-foot yacht across the Atlantic and around the Caribbean.
Contact Ross MacDonald – Ross.Macdonald@sailtraininginternational.org