Ben has a long background as a journalist. He was political correspondent for The Independent for many years and latterly was elected Secretary of the Parliamentary Press Gallery by the Westminster press corps.

He has also worked in communications for the Local Government Association and before joining us was Head of Media and Corporate Communciations at the Specialist Schools and Academies Trust, a national education charity.  He is an alumnus of Manchester and Cardiff universities.

Ben is a governor at The Hollyfield School, Surbiton.


Speaker profile: Ben Russell

Ben has extensive experience of impact reporting and campaigning for change.

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