A graduate of the University of Edinburgh, Ben began his career in journalism with DC Thomson before moving to the Scottish SPCA. As Marketing and Communications Manager, Ben was a driving force in the Scottish SPCA's progress, which was recognised by the Society being named SCVO Charity of the Year in 2013. After a spell with Edinburgh Napier University, Ben is now Corporate Communications Manager with the Scottish Ambulance Service. Ben sits on the Diabetes Scotland Advisory Council and is a member of the Chartered Institute of Public Relations and the Public Relations Consultants Association. A keen long distance runner, Ben lives with his young family and many rescue pets in Fife.