Ros Marshall, Managing Director at Bright Horizons UK, was among those named on the Queen's Birthday Honours 2021 list marking the extraordinary contributions and service of people across the United Kingdom. Ros has been awarded an OBE for services to Education, to the British Council and to the National Children’s Orchestra of Great Britain.
Ros has extensive experience in leading and managing organisations to deliver exceptional care and education in national and international early childhood, primary and secondary schools.
With her formative training and experience gained through 27 years with a global leader in international support services, Ros joined Nord Anglia Education PLC for six years, where she was Chief Operating Officer when the company was sold. Before joining kidsunlimited as CEO, (which was acquired by Bright Horizons in 2013) Ros was elected to the Board of Trustees for the National Children’s Orchestra of Great Britain and in 2012 she was appointed to the Board of Trustees of the British Council.
Prior to her current role with Bright Horizons, Ros was Chief Executive Officer of Taaleem, one of the largest groups of private international schools in the United Arab Emirates. During her tenure Ros established an open culture, encouraging accountability at all levels with a focus on developing people through safe recruitment and training.
Responding to the accolade, Ros said: "I was surprised and delighted when I heard the news that I had been recognised in HM the Queen’s Birthday Honours. I have been extremely fortunate to have spent most of my career working in the education sector, whilst also following my childhood passion for music. I have worked with some amazing people who have gone above and beyond for the children and young people and very much enjoyed serving as a Trustee for both the British Council and the National Children’s Orchestra of Great Britain. Teamwork has always been central for me engendering respect and commitment to high quality and standards. It is a wonderful honour to have been selected for this award.”
Stephen H. Kramer, Chief Executive Officer at Bright Horizons, said: “Ros joined Bright Horizons as UK Managing Director in January 2020 to lead our established business in England, Scotland and Wales. We have always known how amazing Ros is and she is fully deserving of this fabulous recognition. Very special thanks to Ros for her contributions to the field of education. Our entire Bright Horizons family congratulates Ros on this tremendous honour.”