Ben joined HDR UK in January 2019 to lead the delivery on the Digital Innovation Hubs programme. He is responsible for creating a UK-wide infrastructure for health data research and innovation.

Prior to this, Ben was Deputy Head of Mental Health at NHS England, where he led the New Care Models programme for mental health, a national transformation programme redesigning mental health services to increase clinical input. Ben brings experience from across the public sector, having worked at the UK’s leading public services management consultancy and on the frontline as a teacher.