Advises public and private companies on political and regulatory engagement strategies, communications tactics, and campaigns.
Public policy and political engagement at two public affairs agencies in London and a stint in Washington, D.C. at a foreign policy organisation.
Sunday league football, thinking about another marathon, using swimming as an excuse for not thinking about another triathlon, keeping faith in The Arsenal.
Ben is a Managing Director having joined as part of the merger with Sard Verbinnen & Co (SVC).
In the London office, Ben supports clients with a particular focus on the tactics and tools required to engage effectively with Westminster and Whitehall. He has provided strategic support, stakeholder engagement and campaigning advice to FTSE100 and 250 firms in the UK, as well as international institutions and challengers. His sector specialisms are Financial Services and international trade policy.
He started his career in the UK following a stint in the Political Department at AIPAC on Capitol Hill in Washington and has covered two administrations and two presidential elections as International Columnist for Conservative Home. He retains a close focus on the US-UK political and regulatory relationship and was formerly a Member of the US Embassy's Young Leaders UK Program in London. He has chaired political briefings and interviews with Secretaries of State, Ministers and CEOs at industry events and multiple Conservative Party conferences.
Ben graduated from the University of Leeds and spent an additional year at The George Washington University in Washington, D.C. focussing on international affairs and public policy. Ben sits on the Board of Trustees of two charities, Community TechAid and Metro Blind Sport, and is a qualified Guide Runner for the blind.