Ros Kerslake trained as a solicitor and started her career in legal roles before taking on wider leadership positions in the private sector, including for Gulf Oil and Booker Group. As Property Director of Railtrack, she developed an interest in the issues around place and urban regeneration which have characterised her roles since. Ros went on to lead RegenCo – an urban regeneration company in the West Midlands - where she was the first CEO.
Among her achievements at The Prince’s Regeneration Trust, Ros led the team that saved one of the last working Victorian potteries in the UK, Middleport Pottery, bringing new life and business to the restored site.
Ros is a non-executive director of U and I group, a regeneration based property developer, and a member of the Community, Voluntary & Local Services Honours Advisory Committee. Ros was awarded an OBE in the 2015 New Year’s Honours list for services to British heritage. In 2020 she was awarded a CBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours for services to heritage.
Ros holds two honorary doctorates, from Staffordshire and Keele Universities, for her work in heritage and regeneration, and has a degree in Law and Psychology and an MBA.