The Hon. Rosa Monckton MBE built a career as a businesswoman, becoming founder and Managing Director of Tiffany & Co London and Chief Executive of Asprey & Garrard. She now runs her own business.
She supports several charities and is an active disability rights campaigner, having presented documentaries on the realities of caring for a disabled child and hate crime against those who are disabled. Rosa is Patron Acorns Children's Hospices, the Down Syndrome Educational Trust, and a Trustee of the Gilbert Collection at Somerset House.
Rosa actively supports children's charities in Europe, including being a founder member of the Bulgarian Abandoned Children's Trust and is Patron of Downside Up, a Moscow charity for children with Down's Syndrome.
In 1997 Rosa became a member of the Diana Princess of Wales Memorial Committee and is currently a Patron of the Diana Award.
When Together for Short Lives asked me to become a Patron I was humbled, and delighted. Delighted because it is an obvious place for me to sit. I have an interest in all children’s palliative care, and Together for Short Lives is the only umbrella organisation for all of these vulnerable children.