Rose is a qualified chartered accountant with 14 years’ experience in the not-for-profit sector. She has a wealth of experience in business and operational planning, finance and management. Whilst with Concern, Rose has worked in the field as an accountant and as assistant country director in Zimbabwe. Other assignments have been in Kosovo, Angola, Burundi and Rwanda. In November 2008, Rose was appointed executive director of Concern Worldwide (UK).
She qualified as a chartered accountant in 1993 after training with KPMG. She worked in the private sector as an internal auditor and then as a management consultant with BDO Stoy Hayward.
She was then appointed assistant director with Refugee Housing Association. There, she was responsible for business and operational planning, business improvement projects and performance management systems. Rose was previously director of finance for a Northern Irish charity which provided care and accommodation to people with mental illnesses and learning disabilities.
She is also trustee of the Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC) and Vice Chair of the Consortium of British Humanitarian Associations