Ben [he/him] is an equalities and human rights barrister based in London, with previous experience of research, campaigning and fundraising in the non-profit sector.
Between 2007 to 2012, Ben was a project manager with Platform, an organisation combining arts, activism and research. While there, Ben helped run the Remember Saro-Wiwa project, which created a living memorial in London to the Nigerian writer and ecological activist, Ken Saro-Wiwa.
Ben co-founded Shake! – a Platform project for young artists and activists from diverse backgrounds. Ben conducted research in communities affected by the impact of the oil and gas sector in West Africa, authored several publications and supported environmental litigation for corporate accountability in Europe and the United States. Ben has a particular interest in the visual arts and literature of the African diaspora.