Ros Marshall

Managing Director International

Ros joined Bright Horizons as UK Managing Director in January 2020 to lead our established business in England, Scotland and Wales.

She brings extensive experience to the role and an in-depth understanding of how to deliver exceptional care and education across our network of sites. She previously held senior leadership positions in national and international early childhood, primary and secondary schools.

Ros’s formative training and experience were gained through 27 years with global leader in international support services, Sodexo, before joining Nord Anglia Education PLC for 6 years, where she was Chief Operating Officer when the company was sold.

In 2010, Ros was appointed Chief Executive Officer of kidsunlimited, a leading provider of early years care and education in the UK operating more than 60 day nurseries and preschools.

Prior to joining Bright Horizons, Ros was Chief Executive Officer of Taaleem, one of the largest groups of private international schools in the UAE. During her tenure Ros established an open culture, encouraging accountability at all levels with a focus on developing people through safe recruitment and training. A comprehensive approach to succession planning supported the business strategy of successful growth and expansion.

Ros has three grown-up daughters and lives in Gloucestershire with her husband. She was awarded the OBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list in 2021 for Services to Education, the British Council and the National Children’s Orchestra of Great Britain.

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