Rose is a co-founder of LIFT (London International Festival of Theatre) and was its co-Director for 25 years until 2005. After leaving LIFT she worked as a producer and arts policy advisor developing and facilitating projects across Europe and beyond, including in Iran and the Far East. She co-authored the Arts, Culture and Creativity Strategy for the London Olympic Park post-2012; and was part of the team developing the shortlisted bid for Lublin, Poland to become European Capital of Culture 2016. Rose is a Mentor for the Clore Leadership Programme and sits on the board of Aerowaves, and on the Advisory Board of Tipping Point. She has received an Honorary Doctorate from De Montford University and an Honorary Fellowship from Dartington College of Arts. With Lucy Neal she co-wrote The Turning World: Stories from the London International Festival of Theatre (The Gulbenkian Foundation, 2005). In 2005 Rose was awarded an OBE for Services to Drama.