Ben first became involved with the Trust in 2007 in a part-time capacity. Since then, he has been integral to the development of systems and processes that have supported the organisation through periods of growth and change. Appointed to the role of Director of Finance & Operations in 2022, he has a broad remit covering Finance, IT, facilities, Information Governance and legal matters.
Ben is a chartered accountant with experience in both the commercial and charitable sectors. He leads on development of our financial policy and structure, which includes management oversight of our endowment assets. He has helped to steer the Trust to being more systematic in respect of Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) aspects of investing and continues to lead on this internally.
Ben is also the Trust’s Senior Information Risk Officer (SIRO). He has deep involvement in ensuring that information governance and IT systems both complement achieving the Trust’s research aims and contribute to a culture of security by design.
In addition to his role with the Trust, Ben sits on the Board of a regional children and mental health organisation, CHUMS. Ben has a personal interest in helping to ensure that CHUMS’ services reach the children and young people who need it most.