Mr. Ross Hall

Position: Global Leadership, Ashoka
Country: United Kingdom

Ross’ passion lies in transforming the way young people grow up so that everyone is empowered to improve our collective quality of life.

Ross is currently directing Ashoka’s education strategy for triggering a widespread change in the experience of education so that every young person is empowered to become a changemaker. He is a Board Director of Whole Education - a rapidly growing network of schools committed to providing holistic education - and a founding trustee of a new all-through schools chain in the UK.

Over recent years, Ross researched and architected a ground-breaking programme that aims to equip and incline young people to be well and to do well. The first implementation of the Better World programme is with 500,000 children in rural communities across Zimbabwe and Tanzania, and it is now being extended in Ghana, the UK and Mexico.

The Better World programme extends an earlier project that Ross conceived and led for Pearson PLC (called Effective Education for Employment), which he used with ministries, employers and educators around the world to evaluate the effectiveness of education systems and institutions

Ross joined Pearson in December 2006 to head up their international qualifications and quality assurance business, where he spearheaded the development of several innovative services (including a consultancy service, a Quality Assurance service, and a suite of new employability qualifications that embrace 21st century skills).

Before joining Pearson, Ross spent 15 years in corporate venturing and incubation, establishing and growing more than 20 businesses around the world and in a wide range of sectors, including education, human resources, logistics, media and healthcare. Ross continues to advise organisations and entrepreneurs on innovation for growth.