Ben is a British national who has been based in Prague since 2010.
Prior to the establishment of Lomond, Ben worked for Grayling, the leading Public Affairs and Corporate Communications consultancy, for 11 years, latterly as Chief Operating Officer for Europe. In that role, he worked closely with teams in 16 European countries. He was a member of the agency’s European Board and sat on the leadership committee of its award-winning European Public Affairs network.
Before becoming the European COO, he was a Regional Director with responsibility for nine countries across CEE, Director of International Client Services, and, for three years, CEO of Grayling Czech Republic.
During his time at Grayling, Ben specialised in servicing multi-country Corporate Relations clients across Europe – including Diageo, HP Inc., GE and the LEGO Group.
Before joining Grayling, Ben worked for ten years in London, latterly as a Senior Public Affairs Consultant at Hill+Knowlton Strategies.
Ben graduated from Oxford University in 1999.
“It’s never been a tougher time to be a senior business leader. Corporate Relations consultants need to be able to ease the pressure by solving problems and creating opportunities – using whatever communications tools will get the job done.”