Ben is Director of Creative Carbon Scotland, which works to ensure that the essential role of arts and culture in achieving transformational change to a sustainable future is fully recognised, developed and utilised. Combining experience of producing events and running venues in the cultural sector with an MSc in Carbon Management and research for a PhD exploring behaviour change, he has developed CCS into a leader in supporting cultural organisations’ carbon management and developing culture’s influencing role in addressing climate change. He has presented this work to groups from Salzburg Global in Austria and the ArtCOP Professional workshop in Paris to the Glasgow Life Green Team Awards and Sustainable Scotland Network. Ben is Vice Chair of the Edinburgh Sustainable Development Partnership. He has been Associate Director at Edinburgh’s Traverse Theatre, Artistic Director at Manchester’s Contact Theatre, Chair of Scotland’s leading contemporary classical music group, Hebrides Ensemble, and Vice-Chair of the Theatres Trust.