what others say

I have worked with some of the leading names in sport. From the "2013 most influential individuals in the world" Time 100-featured Travis Tygart, to the greatest ever tennis player, Roger Federer. From the Director of Oscar-winning film Icarus, Bryan Fogel, to marathon world record holder, Paula Radcliffe, and many more.
“Ben is a first class and supersmart operator; a top communicator who was a dedicated, credible and loyal representative of WADA, one of the most important institutions in world sport.” Dan Roan

Sport Editor, BBC News

Ben is at the top of his game. His qualities lie with his multi-medium communication skills, attention to detail and tenacity in achieving outcomes. When I work with Ben I always feel well briefed and supported, and ultimately I feel ready to answer the the tough questions and get my message across effectively.

Callum Skinner

Rio 2016 Olympic Champion, Team GB Cyclist

“Ben is utterly professional, efficient, easy to get along with – and his communication skills are excellent.” Annabel Croft

Tennis Pro, TV Presenter and Host

“Ben was invaluable in managing the international media for the Independent Commission (into doping in international athletics) I chaired. He writes well and with confidence…I am delighted to recommend him.” Richard Pound

Founding President, World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA)

Ben is a world-class operator with his personal approach, professionalism and extensive knowledge. His constant advice has been invaluable to me. Through his global network, he has become hugely respected. I highly recommend him..”

Ali Jawad

World Champion Para-Powerlifter and Rio 2016 Silver Medalist for Team GB,

“Ben is passionate, hard-working and forward thinking. He created a global network dedicated to raising awareness, understanding and passion for the Commonwealth Sport Movement…and, in short, elevated the CGF’s communications, and the Commonwealth Sport Movement, to the next level.” Brian Macpherson

Chief Executive Officer, Commonwealth Games Canada

“Ben has a great attitude, particularly within the stressful environment of the F1 paddock! He always managed people and circumstances in a professional and relaxed manner.” Bruno Senna

F1 Driver

“Ben knows his brief inside out which is no mean feat given it stretches from the smallest statistical detail to the complex world of global sports politics.” Steve Scott

Sports Editor, ITV News

“Ben is a talented and extremely competent professional with a proven track record in implementing successful and innovative communication’s strategies within complex organisations. The way he transformed the Commonwealth Games Federation communications and led the promotion of Gold Coast 2018 was remarkable. Having worked with him more closely, I can only praise his professionalism.” Sebastien Gillot

Director of Communications, International Cycling Federation

“I worked with Ben on the Partnership for Clean Competition 2019 Conference in London. Ben’s participation was critical to making the Conference successful, and the results of his vision were well received by all. We would recommend others work with Ben for his thoughtful and creative insight.”

Michael Pearlmutter

Executive Director, Partnership for Clean Competition

“Ben is one of the top few communications directors in global sport today. It is clear that where Ben works, he makes his mark,  whether it be through his unique and engaging approach to Media Relations that helped “make WADA mainstream”, or through his clear, targeted “relevance” campaign at the CGF that revived what some believe to have been a flagging product and gave the Commonwealth and Commonwealth sport a new lease of life when it needed it most. He has a track record of raising an event or brand’s profile no matter which country or sport.” Sree Varma

Founder & Chief Executive Officer, iSportConnect

“I have known in Ben in two domains: the tennis world and most recently when he was working at WADA in a deeply important and sensitive moment in the history of the anti-doping and sport movement. Ben did remarkable work with the press: quick to respond, quick to explain, quick to facilitate. He was reliable, energetic and entrepreneurial, helping to raise WADA’s profile. I would recommend him without reservation.” Christopher Clarey

Global Sports Columnist, Tennis Writer and Correspondent, New York Times

Ben handled media during what was the most significant anti-doping investigation in sport to have ever taken place; and throughout…displayed an impressive level of professionalism, calmness and expertise. He successfully bridged the gap between complex scientific matters and the lay-public, and, therefore, was influential in bringing the anti-doping message to the masses. He is a highly efficient, productive and widely-respected leader who has demonstrated critical and intelligent thinking under great pressure, and intense scrutiny for the organization he represented – WADA.Daniel Eichner

President, Salt Lake City WADA-accredited Laboratory

“During crucial times for anti-doping, I have routinely turned to Ben for his knowledge and expertise; and in every situation found him to be immensely approachable, professional and skilled. Interacting with Ben on a professional level meant I knew I was receiving the highest quality of support, a vast amount of knowledge across the spectrum of communications and media, and timely, credible information I could rely on. Interacting with him on a personal level always meant a thoughtful, gracious and good-natured interaction. I truly appreciate the opportunity I’ve had to work with Ben through the years and the enormous benefit it has been, both to myself and to the voice of the athletes at WADA.”

Beckie Scott

Olympic Winter Champion, Salt Lake City 2002

“Ben is one of the sharpest people we’ve worked with. Plus, he has a global view, extensive contacts and a great attitude, a real ‘can-do’ person. As the director of Media Relations at the White House and the creator of the White House News Service, I recognize and appreciate the ability to design and implement a complex plan with a vision for the future.

Merrie Spaeth

Former Director of Media Relations at the White House; President of Spaeth Communications

“Ben was Fantastic to work with. He helped us launch our new Business with the help of his expertise in PR & Communications. Ben is well known and respected for his expertise and experience in working with Olympic Athletes on strategic communications. I would really recommend him to any of my network and fellow athletes.

Philip Hindes

2x Olympic Champion and Team GB Cyclist

“I have known and worked with Ben in various capacities over the years and can highly recommend him as a consummate professional and excellent communicator. Ben possesses deep knowledge and expertise in the world of international sport, specifically in corporate communications and media relations. In my own roles as a journalist, communications executive and independent consultant, I have always admired Ben’s impressive work in the spheres of Olympic and Paralympic sport, global anti-doping and national and international federations. He has always been motivated, passionate and engaging. He knows his subject matter and his audience and is able to connect the two. Besides that, he’s a pleasure to know and to work with

Steve Wilson

Award-winning global media, sports, Olympics and communications expert

“Ben is well prepared and organised, efficient, friendly, is clearly able to manage and motivate his colleagues and remains calm in a crisis. It is always a pleasure to work with him.” David Mercer

TV Sports Presenter and Commentator

“Ben is one of the top sports communicators with whom I have had the pleasure of working particularly where sport meets corporate communications, having worked with top international organisations WADA, CGF, USADA, ATP and WTA. He has excellent communications skills, an engaging personality and is an effective spokesperson, who is able to communicate complicated sports governance matters effectively and efficiently. He is also widely respected among the athlete community, governing bodies, event organisers and sports leaders and I would not hesitate to recommend his services.”

Rowena Samarasinhe

Partner at Level; Managing Director at GENSport

“Ben raised the profile of Commonwealth Sport so significantly, with a clear agenda and over such a short period of time. Through his Communications Strategy, he well and truly put the Commonwealth Games back in the global spotlight once again.” James Toller

Founder & Director, Mallory Group

“Ben is a pleasure to work with and is a strong collaborator. Well respected among his colleagues and peers around the world, he has a keen understanding of the global media landscape. I would sign-up to work with Ben again at any time.” Annie Skinner

Director of Communications and Public Information Officer, Colorado Attorney General's Office