Ronald Ross was born in Kingston, Jamaica and his formative years were spent in Brandon Hill, St Andrews where he lived with his Grandmother. In 1969 Ronald moved to the UK to join his parents and siblings at the tender age of 11.
West Bromwich became Ronald’s place of residence in the UK, where he attended Churchfields High School before moving on to Bilston College where he completed his A-levels in Science.
After leaving college, Ronald trained as a radiographer but never practiced. Ronald’s desire for people and life lead him into community work, and Ronald took on the managing of the Glebe Centre he was drawn to the idea of social work and later attended the University of Central England where he trained as a social worker. Ronald then worked for Birmingham Social Services for 19 years before moving home to Sandwell as a Senior Practitioner Social Worker with Sandwell Mental Health Trust.
Because of his background and his work experience, he is frequently called upon as a mentor to other professionals within various disciplines.
Ronald is a trained advocate for children and vulnerable adults, a qualified Youth Worker, trained Counsellor in addition to his many community activities which include his trusteeship at WBACRC.
Ronald is involved with many initiatives and charitable organisations, Friends of Brandonhill is one such organisation that he, as a founder member helped to develop for the benefit of disadvantaged children throughout the Caribbean region.
To conclude, Mr Ross is sociable, outgoing and respectful of all people he comes into contact with, he is a sporting enthusiast including all sports where possible although much of his time is now taken up playing golf, which is less strenuous given his age.