Ben leads the newly-created Content team, overseeing the development and delivery of Nesta’s ambitious programme of digital and multimedia content.

He was previously Head of Digital and Social Media at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, devising and leading content strategy across the university’s website and primary social media channels. He also co-created and co-hosted the Sciencetown podcast.

Before moving to the Middle East, he worked in communications for both UCL and King's College London and spent five years as an agency Senior Editor, creating websites and print publications for blue-chip and third sector clients.

He is a graduate of the University of York and began his career as a broadcast journalist at the BBC and in the commercial radio sector.