Designer and Partner, Public Digital
Ben is a partner at Public Digital a consultancy which helps digitally transform non-UK Governments and large organisations. In 2017 he was inducted into the Design Week Hall of Fame. He's won various industry awards including the Design Museum's Design of the Year and a D&AD Black Pencil.
Ben holds a series of non-exec roles; a Governor of University of the Arts London, a member of the HS2 Design Panel and an advisor to the London Design Festival. 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.
Previouly 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.