Andrew Ross is a Perth lawyer and business executive who was the founder and chair of URBNSURF, a Fremantle-based company developing surf parks in Melbourne, Sydney and Perth. He left URBNSURF in July 2020 to run Aventuur's Perth office. Aventuur is a US-based surf park business looking to establish its Australia and Pacific headquarters in Perth, with plans to develop surf parks in multiple cities in the region including the proposed Cockburn surf park in Western Australia.
Before establishing URBNSURF in 2013, he had been managing director ASX-listed Elixir Petroleum (2007-2012) and prior to that ran private equity-backed Cape Energy SA (2004-2007). Mr Ross spent several years as a corporate finance director of merchant banking group Strand Hanson in London and acted as In-house counsel for Sibir Energy, working in the UK and Russia.
Mr Ross is a qualified lawyer and holds a Bachelor of Commerce. He is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.