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.
Management Consultancy; Sustainability; Programme Management; ESG and Compliance; Energy and Carbon; Circular Economy
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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