Ross Sommerville


Ross brings over 25 years’ of corporate leadership experience to coaching through his roles with international organisations such as Baxter Healthcare and ResMed. Building trust is an essential part of Ross's coaching style and he encourages a solution-focus, being both empathetic and challenging. Ross works with Senior Leaders, Boards and Teams to realise their true performance potential and deliver sustainable change. He also supports executives in career transitions particularly those with an international focus by building on his cultural experiences.


Ross has a proven track record in building and running high-performing teams.  He has a deep understanding of large corporations and how fast-changing and increasingly competitive environments require a leadership mindset which welcomes change and adapts accordingly. Ross has worked with newly-formed teams to re-align objectives and build trust to enable them to function effectively.  Growing leaders who can develop the necessary authentic leadership skills to effectively communicate and persuade, particularly at senior levels. Ross has a strong cultural sensitivity and international focus, having worked across a wide range of countries and regions.

In his earlier career, Ross held professional roles in Government (NSW Govt and OECD) as well as investment banking (Westpac).

Ross is a Board member of OBN (UK) Ltd which is the key UK membership organisation representing innovative life science companies in the UK.

Education, Qualifications, Professional Memberships

• Postgraduate Practitioner Diploma in Executive Coaching from Academy of Executive Coaching (validated by Middlesex University).
• Member of International Coach Federation (ICF) and European Mentoring and Coaching Council (EMCC)
• MBA, Australian Graduate School of Management
• Undergraduate degree in Urban Economics, University of New South Wales

Contact details

E: ross.sommerville@theprestonassociates.com
M: +44 (0)7836 218 901
T: +44 (0)20 7373 5663

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