Founding Director and Managing Director
Ben is a founding Director of Metro Dynamics.
Prior to this he was Chair of Public Services at the RSA, where he set up and directed two influential Commissions, the Commission on 2020 Public Services (which reported in 2010 many of whose recommendations have been adopted by central and local government) and more recently the City Growth Commission, which helped establish cross party consensus for devolution to metropolitan areas. He is a public policy and communications entrepreneur, who has set up a charitable trust, a think tank and a highly successful public affairs consultancy, LLM Communications.
Since working as a union research officer and advising Jack Straw during the formative years of New Labour, Ben has advised many of Britain’s leading companies and cities, and is a frequent speaker at public policy conferences and contributor to periodicals, newspapers and journals.
Ben is an adviser to the Joseph Rowntree Foundation, a member of the Post Office Advisory Council, and a Founder Trustee of the New Local Government Network.