• SUMMARY

    With over 11 years' proven project management and consultancy skills including sustainability and the transition to a low carbon economy, Ben brings an enthusiasm to the task, delivering positive change from strategic advice and business development including stakeholder engagement to project implementation and compliance/reporting.

     

    When not hard at work, Ben can often be found sampling coffee (and occasionally beer or cider, depending on the weather) around East London and is always happy to chat... so please, drop me a line.

    COMPETENCIES include:
    Management Consultancy; Sustainability; Programme Management; ESG and Compliance; Energy and Carbon; Circular Economy

  • LET'S CHAT!

    Please get in touch... or if you're around Central/East London and fancy a coffee... I am happy to talk to anyone about any opportunities (and how make things more sustainable)...

     

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  • CAPABILITIES 

    Project Management

    Acted to secure sustainability throughout multi-year £10m asset investment programmes and managed a range of projects in education and government sectors.

    Experienced in major project conditions, working effectively in Agile and Prince 2 system, from generating compliant business cases to delivery and soft landings.

    Sustainability

    Helped clients understand what sustainability means to their business and services; developed strategies, policies and business cases to secure funding and deliver sustainability programmes that enhanced the value of compliance.

    Contract Management

    Managed the client side delivery of services; personally managed budgets up to £100k and overseen multimillion pound contracts. Developed and assessed KPIs for services. Maintained effective relationships and repeat business.

    Environmental

    Developed and maintained ISO 14001 compliant EMS, achieving
    compliance, cost efficiency and senior management buy in. Helped identify and interpret environmental legal requirements, developing compliance strategies including internal audits.

    Business Development

    From working at Board level providing strategic advice on business systems and governance to development of systems and products; I have experience in developing protocols and products that have created value.

    Strategy

    Produced simple, tailored guidance to enable the clients to engage with sustainability by designing bespoke sustainability strategies; drafted policies, action plans and systems to embed a robust framework.

    Procurement

    Experience with government procurement systems to procure and deliver asset investment based carbon reduction programmes and professional service contracts. Written tenders and bids, as well reviewed and selected winning bids under OJEU and JCT.

    Efficiency

    Efficiency is about doing more with less as consumption of resources already at unsustainable levels, without dramatic changes in the way we do things, we are heading for disaster. I have helped clients understand this key component in the transition to a low carbon economy.

    Policy

    Prepared clear policies to enable clients to meet customer supply chain requirements and comply sustainability standards. Reviewed and developed national and international government policy.

    Carbon

    Coordinated a 3 year programme designed to meet government carbon
    reduction targets, assessing and prioritising M&E solutions over a multi-site estate that provided verifiable carbon savings of 23,000 t.CO2e and £3.1m in annual cost savings.

    Energy

    Delivered management programmes from audit and reviews to establishing systems to improve infrastructure, ensure legislative compliance and provide energy savings of over £0.25m/yr.

    Passed BSI ISO50001 Auditor training. Managed large (£11m) utility budgets and delivered energy reduction programmes.

    Reporting

    Prepared Annual Reports to FReM requirements, driven the development of clients sustainability reporting from programmes to maximise value and align organisation with best practise requirements including GRI.

    Amateur pilot able to shoot short aerial footage and images suitable for websites including property and advertising.

    Web Development

    Created a range of websites using Strikingly, from businesses to portfolio including integrating Google analytics and SEO.

  • EXPERIENCE

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    Director, Sustainability ¦ Dec 2009 – Present

    Helped clients successfully address sustainability challenges to their businesses and services; developed strategies, policies and business cases to secure funding, procure and deliver sustainability programmes that enhanced the value of compliance including reporting, economic appraisal and data analytics.

     

    Working with a variety of clients in the public and private sector, fulfilled a range of roles (technical and strategic) including managing small teams, overseen budget and the implementation of multi-million pound in changing project environments.

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    King's College London

    Interim Energy Manager ¦ Dec 2016 – Mar 2018

    Fixed term contract (extended)
    Led the delivery of the university's carbon reduction programme from policy and reporting to managing a programme of energy conservation measures. Managing major utilities budget/spend, implementing project controls and managing a programme of energy conservation measures to support King’s ambition to be carbon free by 2025.

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    Department of Environment and Climate Change

    Senior Programme Officer ¦ Sep 2008 – Feb 2009

    Responsible for the design, delivery and review of sustainability programmes including the NABERS Home Explorer tools and energy efficiency in low income housing. I developed the programme strategy and identified future policy direction, gaining a detailed understanding of the sustainability issues in Australia.

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    Turner & Townsend

    Senior Consultant ¦ Apr 2005 – Aug 2007

    Provided environmental and sustainability advice on large projects in education, government and retail sectors. I delivered tangible results in changing project environments by understanding the business context and by communicating effectively with stakeholders. A commission manager in charge of project finances I helped develop the service and supervised new team members.

  • Motive

    I know that we can do business better...

     

    My goal is to support my clients in the transition to a low carbon economy and provide a sustainable future.

     

    I will help you do better.

  • EDUCATION

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    University of Leeds

    Master's Degree Environment and Business ¦ 2003 – 2004

    Developed a thorough understanding of sustainability issues facing modern business. Provided a comprehensive framework (from international law to ISO management standards, benchmarks & corporate reporting standards) to deliver sustainable solutions and business practices that add value to organisations via theoretical and practical experience with a wide range of management, financial and risk assessment tools.

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    University of Leeds

    Bachelor's Degree BSc Environmental Science ¦ 1997 – 2000

    Gained specialist knowledge and developed my understanding of the scientific processes in global environmental issues through interdisciplinary analysis of environmental systems and related human impacts, with a specific focus on sustainable livelihoods.

  • Currently Looking For New Opportunities:

    I am actively looking for new and different opportunities...

    Expanding my horizons

    I am looking for different opportunities, not just in the environmental, sustainability sector or the built environment/construction sector. If you need anyone to help with anything... let me know... from charity work to outdoor work... give me a call if you need a hand.

    Contract Roles

    I am always happy to help organisations looking to improve their sustainability performance - from discussing sustainability strategies and relating them to core business objectives to managing carbon reduction programmes, developing environmental management systems or reporting.

     

    I have can help you understand the challenge of sustainability and maximise the benefits of compliance.

  • CONTACT ME

    If you're around East London and fancy a coffee... I am happy to talk to anyone about any opportunities and how make things more sustainable...

    Downsell Road, London E15 2TR
    0787 902 5262