Chief Executive Officer
Prior to his current role, Ben was UKSA’s Deputy Chief Executive and (previously) Director of Operations. He came to UKSA from a professional sailing background where he campaigned for the British Sailing Team and worked onboard various high-profile yachts. He has worked at UKSA for over 10 years. Throughout this time Ben has gained an unrivalled breadth of knowledge about the academy and its facilities. He has also graduated from Cranfield University with the Advanced Development Programme qualification.
“I continue to be inspired by our students, many of whom have come from challenging backgrounds. We have seen them turn their lives around and leave UKSA with renewed confidence and with the employment and life skills necessary for a long-term career in the maritime industry. It is a reminder for us all that with encouragement and training, anyone can begin a more positive chapter in their life and look ahead to a rewarding, long-term career.”