Ben is CEO of Public Digital, 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.
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.
Previously Ben was Group Design Director at 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 team working across government on GOV.UK.
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