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David Ross (David Peter John Ross) was born on 10 July, 1965 in Grimsby, United Kingdom, is a Businessman. Discover David Ross’s Biography, Age, Height, Physical Stats, Dating/Affairs, Family and career updates. Learn How rich is He in this year and how He spends money? Also learn how He earned most of networth at the age of 55 years old?
|Popular As||David Peter John Ross|
|Age||55 years old|
|Born||10 July 1965|
|Birthplace||Grimsby, United Kingdom|
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He is a member of famous Businessman with the age 55 years old group. He one of the Richest Businessman who was born in British.
David Ross Height, Weight & Measurements
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Dating & Relationship status
He is currently single. He is not dating anyone. We don’t have much information about He’s past relationship and any previous engaged. According to our Database, He has no children.
David Ross Net Worth
He net worth has been growing significantly in 2018-19. So, how much is David Ross worth at the age of 55 years old? David Ross’s income source is mostly from being a successful Businessman. He is from British. We have estimated David Ross’s net worth, money, salary, income, and assets.
|Net Worth in 2020||£1.0 billion (April 2015)|
|Salary in 2019||Under Review|
|Net Worth in 2019||Pending|
|Salary in 2019||Under Review|
|Source of Income||Businessman|
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Timeline of David Ross
Ross is a member of The Leader’s Group of the Conservative Party. The group has been described by The Independent as “an elite diners’ club whose members get frequent access to David Cameron in exchange for donating more than £50,000 a year”. In total, he had donated more than £700,000 to the party by February 2020, including £10,000 for Boris Johnson’s leadership campaign in 2019.
Ross has supported his alma mater, the University of Nottingham to build a brand new £40 million sports centre in the University Park Campus, named the David Ross Sports Village, which opened in October 2016.
As of 2015, he is a member of Nottingham University’s Council. He had been shortlisted for the role of chairman of Ofsted by an independent panel in 2014 but his involvement went no further due to objections from the Liberal Democrats regarding a potential conflict of interest relating to his past political donations.
Unable to obtain funding from existing or new lenders, or by a deal with pension fund trustees, the company was put into administration in February 2013. Ross and two banks were owed £17 million and Ross held 46 per cent of the shares.
In 2013, Ross resigned as Deputy Chairman of the Humberside Local Enterprise Partnership. He had become involved when Cosalt was investing in the area with proposals for wind-generated energy but the collapse of that company meant that he had little in the way of involvement in local business and was having to spend more of his time elsewhere. The Ballyclare workwear division was based in Barnsley and Stockport, neither of which are on Humberside.
Currently in 2013, Ross is a member of the Commonwealth Games England board. He is also a non-executive director of the British Olympic Association.
In May 2012, Ross participated in “The Dallaglio Flintoff Cycle Slam 2012” charity cycle ride from Olympia, Greece to Stratford, London in aid of Andrew Flintoff and Lawrence Dallaglio’s respective charities. He hosts the annual Nevill Holt Opera festival.
The Drake Circus shopping centre, which was the largest asset in the Kandahar portfolio, was sold to British Land in January 2011 for £240m. Other sales followed as the portfolio was divested during the year, including shopping centres in Bishops Stortford, Caterham, Ipswich and Market Harborough.
Ross resigned from Carphone Warehouse, National Express and Big Yellow in December 2008 after using a large proportion of his shares in the businesses as collateral for personal loans without informing the companies, which is a breach of stock market rules. Shortly afterwards, the Financial Services Authority (FSA) said that the rules on the issue, governed by the EU Market Abuse Directive, were unclear and inconsistently applied across the European Union. Although noting that the practice was also restricted by disclosure rules of the stock market’s Listing Rules, the FSA said that other directors had used their shares in a similar fashion and offered a short amnesty for declarations to be made by any directors who might have engaged in such practices.
After Boris Johnson was elected Mayor of London in May 2008, Ross was his nominee to the board of the London Organising Committee of the 2012 Olympic Games. He resigned from this position December 2008 in the wake of the same event that led to his departure from the board of Carphone Warehouse. Johnson has also appointed Ross to the board of the London Legacy Development Corporation which has responsibility for redevelopment of Olympic Park in Legacy mode and to London United, the body that supported the capital’s bid to be host city for the 2018 World Cup.
Like his grandfather and father before him, Ross was chairman of Cosalt, which by his time had become primarily a group of companies involved in offshore safety. He took on the role in 2007 and had a 12-month hiatus between 2008 and 2009 due to the problems relating to his pledging of shares as collateral, which had included those he held in Cosalt itself. Despite selling its marine division to raise £27 million, the company was in dire financial circumstances by 2011, when Ross held 15 per cent of the shares and had loaned it money. Following a profits warning in October, Ross proposed to turn it into a privately owned business, offering £400,000 to have it delisted from the stock market, where it had had a presence since 1971. Despite doubling his offer and pumping more money into the company through his investment vehicle, disaffected shareholders rejected it. Some individual shareholders tried in December 2012 to have the Takeover Panel and Financial Services Authority investigate Ross amid claims that he had abused his position in an attempt to buy the business cheaply. Ross said that he had acted altruistically and that the company’s pension fund liabilities were now twice its value. By that time, trading in shares had been suspended due to a failure to comply with regulatory requirements by April of that year.
A private investment business called Kandahar had been formed by Ross, comprising a team that had gained much experience of the UK high-street property market as the number of Carphone Warehouse stores had grown. In 2006, Ross set up a commercial property joint venture with the Morgan Stanley investment bank. His 50 per cent investment in the venture, which was known as Kandahar Real Estate Ltd, came from injecting the one-million square foot high-street private property portfolio of Kandahar, while Morgan Stanley injected the newly completed Drake Circus Shopping Centre in Plymouth. The joint venture was worth £500 million but hit problems soon after due to the financial crisis of 2007–08; in 2007 it had to arrange a £460 million refinancing deal through the HBOS bank.
Ross was appointed by Tony Blair to the board of the National Portrait Gallery for a four-year term in February 2006. This was to satisfy the Gallery’s desire to recruit “a person with senior level of financial, accounting, strategic planning and risk management skills”. There were accusations of cronyism later in that year when it emerged that the Gallery had commissioned a photographic portrait of Ross, among other telecoms-related subjects, but the Gallery noted that he had not been involved with the organisation at the time of commissioning. As of 2015, he is a trustee of the Gallery.
Ross founded the David Ross Foundation in 2006. It believes that “every child and young person has passions and talents” and that its intention is to “help them discover their strengths by offering them a wide range of world class educational opportunities”. It has funded the David Ross Education Trust, which operates various academies and at least one free school in England. Its first academy was sponsored in 2007; by July 2014 it was running 25 educational establishments in the country.
Ross’s main residence is the 13th-century, Grade I-listed Nevill Holt estate, near Market Harborough, Leicestershire, on which he has spent millions. In addition, he has, or has had, homes in Kensington and Mustique, and in Switzerland, where he spent some time as a tax exile. He owned a second country estate, at Brampton Ash in Northamptonshire; his stepsister, Fiona, was murdered there in 2006 and in 2008 he decided to sell it. He has a reputation for partying and a love of shooting, pursuing the latter interest with people such as Lineker and Richard Branson. In 2007 he bought 4,500 hectares (11,000 acres) of grouse moor in Yorkshire.
While Dunstone became the public face of Carphone Warehouse, Ross (described by Dunstone as his “secret weapon”), developed and drove the high-street retail footprint of the company by buying Tandy in the UK, and developing markets in Europe and the United States. The business also expanded into other telecommunications areas, establishing the TalkTalk ISP in 2003 and taking over other providers such as AOL. When Ross assisted the IPO of Carphone Warehouse in 2000, the company had been so successful that the partners had not needed to borrow or involve outsiders: Dunstone owned half, Ross a third, and Guy Johnson most of the rest.
The successful involvement of Ross in Carphone Warehouse created a demand for his services at other businesses. He was the chairman of National Express from 2001 and also had directorships of several other companies, including publishing and newspaper group Trinity Mirror, Big Yellow Storage, and Frontiers Capital.
Ross was finance director from 1991 until 1996 and then joint-Chief Operating Officer of the company until 2003. He started to reduce his role from 2003, was appointed deputy chairman in July 2005 and by 2008 was a non-executive director.
Ross was educated at Uppingham School. At the age of 16, his father sent him to work on a building site in Algeria, which he later described: “It was a defining moment because it was so bad I had to get away from it and be able to control my destiny”. He graduated with a BA degree in law from the University of Nottingham and worked at Arthur Andersen from 1988, qualifying as a Chartered Accountant in 1991.
David Peter John Ross (born 10 July 1965) is an English billionaire businessman, and one of the co-founders (with Charles Dunstone and Guy Johnson) of Carphone Warehouse. At the peak valuation of his business interests in 2008, Ross was one of the 100 richest people in the United Kingdom. In 2008, Forbes ranked him #843 in the world’s richest billionaires; his net worth was estimated at US$1.4 billion. In April 2015, The Sunday Times estimated his net worth at £1.0 billion.
Ross was born on 10 July 1965. He is a grandson of Carl Ross, who created one of the UK’s largest commercial fishing firms from the family business, which eventually became Ross Group, and took over the Great Grimsby Coal, Salt and Tanning Company (known as Cosalt), which was founded in 1873 as a cooperative that supplied fishing fleets. Both businesses were listed on the London Stock Exchange.