Ros was named Winner Business Enterprise in the 2015 Financial Review/Westpac Australian 100 Women of Influence Awards, and is an inductee of both the Australian Design Institute Hall of Fame and the Australian Businesswomen's Hall of Fame. Her Board appointments have included the National Gallery of Australia, Australian Major Events SA and the Australian Academy of Design.
An alumnus of the Australian National University, Ros's awards include the St Peters Citizenship Award, and the Advance Australia Award for Service to Industry and Commerce. She was a finalist in the 2017 Third Sector Volunteer of the Year, and in 2018 was named a Companion of the University by Charles Darwin University.
Ros is the author of the memoir Listening to Country (Allen & Unwin), shortlisted for both The Age 2010 Book of the Year, and the Australian Human Rights Commission Literary Award. She has also written eight picture books for children (Allen & Unwin 2012-18), variously listed for The Speech Pathology Australia Book of the Year Award 2012 & 2015), and the 2013 Australian Environment Award for Children's Literature.