Ben is a Research Associate in WRI’s Sustainable Ocean Initiative. He works primarily with the Friends of Ocean Action, convened in collaboration with the World Economic Forum, to support its work fast-tracking solutions for a healthy Ocean.

Prior to joining WRI, Ben worked across both marine conservation and sustainability, on strategy and environmental policy projects at a consultancy in central London. Here, Ben supported the Great British Oceans coalition of NGOs in its work with the UK Government on its designation and implementation of the Blue Belt, a network of Marine Protected Areas around the UK’s Overseas Territories.

Ben holds an MSc in Environmental Technology from the Centre for Environmental Policy, Imperial College London and a BSc in Geography from the University of Nottingham. He lives and works in London, UK.