Ben is the CEO of Public Digital, and one of its four founders.

He is also the Deputy Chair of University of the Arts London, a Non-executive Director of Lexington Communications and a member of the HS2 Design Panel.

He is a Royal Designer for Industry the first elected for Service Design. In 2020, as D&AD Deputy President, he declined the Presidency to make way for a more diverse appointment. He remained a Trustee for another year.

Previously Ben was Group Design Director at the Co-op working to re-create the Co-op for a digital era, and demonstrate a different way of doing business for an increasingly connected community.

Ben was also Director of Design at the Government Digital Service from 2011 - 2015 where he led a multi-disciplinary design team working across government on GOV.UK. He joined the Cabinet Office when GDS was set up to deliver the recommendations in Martha Lane Fox's "Digital by Default" report.

Prior to that he was Design Director at Wieden + Kennedy, the advertising agency.

He has been inducted into the Design Week Hall of Fame and has won various industry awards including the Design Museum's Design of the Year and a D&AD Black Pencil.

He co-founded the VC backed Newspaper Club which he exited after a sale in 2015. He is an angel investor in several start-ups.

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