Since 2005 Ross has established business interests in aqua culture and fisheries development - from Morocco to Syria and Papua New Guinea. In 2015 Ross was prime speaker on sustainable fisheries as guest of the Moroccan government at CRANZ ‘Sustainable Resources: Africa’ conference.
In 2016 Ross was appointed Honorary Consul for the Kingdom of Morocco.
He is share holder in a NZ company authorised by NZ Ministry Foreign Affairs & Trade to trade food into Iran and is currently chair of a NZ group who design & build transportable meat slaughter & process units to NZ export certification and Halal approval.
Ross is also trustee and manager of Russian owned forestry and property assets in New Zealand.
As a result of personal relationships with the owners of major New Zealand fisheries, meat and dairy production facilities and concomitant commercial arrangements, Ross developed a pervasive network within the primary sector of the country.
A former Member of Parliament (1987–1996) and Member and the Executive Council of New Zealand, Ross was Under Secretary (junior minister) Agriculture & Forestry; Cabinet Committee Industry & Commerce & Chair Select Committee Fisheries.