Ben is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants and holds a degree in Management Sciences from Manchester University. The majority of his career has been spent working for the Lloyds Banking Group where he held various senior financial roles. The last six years of his career prior to retirement were spent as part-time Head of Finance with Longfield. Ben has also undertaken a number of voluntary roles, including being a school governor, serving as a Magistrate on the North Somerset bench and being a trustee of various charities. He currently sits on the Clinical Governance Committee of the charity.