Ben has more than 20 years’ experience of managing and consulting on UK and international pension arrangements. He joined the Vestey Group in 2001 and led their highly successful long-term strategy to transfer more than £500m of pension liabilities to the regulated insurance market with a series of bulk annuity transactions.
In 2015, with the support of the Vestey family, Ben established Western Pension Solutions with the purpose of helping other family businesses de-risk their legacy pension arrangements and provide highly effective pension arrangements for current and future generations of employees.
Ben continues to hold senior management positions for Vestey Holdings, including strategic HR and reward roles for the Group’s international food businesses. He is also the Non-Executive Chairman of K3 Advisory, a specialist bulk annuity broking business and a Fellow of the Pensions Management Institute.
An active member of the family business community, Ben is the co-founder of the Heritage Library, a collection of books that celebrate the history and heritage of family-owned firms in the UK and overseas.