Ro is a qualified lawyer, property valuer and corporate governance professional with over 25 years’ public and private sector experience mainly in property and energy sectors, with specific expertise in social sustainability.
Ro is responsible for the Community and Social Strategy at Barangaroo South for Lendlease, which is a 10 year, $6B urban regeneration project on the western foreshore of the Sydney CBD.
Ro leads the delivery of 50 social programs, which includes the multi award winning Barangaroo Skills Exchange, an onsite learning hub for construction workers, with TAFENSW. Ro also convenes the Barangaroo South Community Partnership – a cross-business collaboration with the major commercial tenants in the precinct, focusing on Indigenous engagement.
Ro led the development of the Design for Dignity Guidelines, which are Best Practice principles for inclusive design, in collaboration with the Australian Network on Disability and Westpac Group. The Guidelines won the (business category). Of the 2016 Australian Human Rights Awards In 2016.
Ro is also director of the NSW TAFE Commission board.