Mr Ross joins from Merrill Lynch where he was most recently head of debt capital markets for the Nordic region. Before moving to London in 1996 he was head of debt capital markets for Merrill in Australia. He joined Merrill Lynch in 1990 from CIBC Wood Gundy.
Commenting on the move Joe Dryer said: "We are delighted to bring on board someone with Ron's proven ability and experience. This appointment underlines our commitment not only to the region but to our determination to build a truly global bond franchise."