Appointed to the Board in September 2018, Ben is responsible for Group Finance and has extensive experience in international finance and management positions having previously been Head of Finance at Figleaves (part of N Brown Group PLC) and Financial Controller for Serena Software Europe Limited (part of Micro Focus plc), the international provider of IT management products, for ten years. Ben qualified as a chartered accountant with Deloitte and is a fellow member of the ICAEW. Ben has recent M&A and corporate finance experience. As a member of the ICAEW, Ben is required to maintain his accreditation by attending relevant meetings, seminars, and undertaking appropriate training, which includes courses run by the ICAEW and the QCA. In addition, he is a member of the Information Technology and Financial Reporting Faculties, and Corporate Governance and Data Analytics Communities of the ICAEW. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Natural Sciences from Durham University.