Ben was previously director of STOPAIDS, the network of 80 UK agencies working to secure an effective global response to HIV and AIDS. Ben brings 25 years' experience of working internationally, with a focus on health and disability in particular. He has worked extensively across Africa, Asia, Europe and Latin America, building a strong track-record in advocacy, fundraising, organisational leadership and programme innovation. He has led an active voluntary life in the UK throughout this time, serving as a councillor and acting as a trustee of several charities. Ben has an MSc in Development Management from the Open University and an MA in History from Edinburgh University.