Ben has been an active member of the digital industry for almost two decades. As the head of VMLY&R South Africa's Cape Town office, he is tasked with promoting the agency into the hearts and minds of marketers, clients, potential partners, and recruits. He is also responsible for driving growth and managing client relationships.
Ben served on the IAB Exco for three years, contributing to the growth of the Bookmark Awards. He was instrumental in creating and integrating a digital category into the Creative Circle Ad of the month.
Obsessed with wave riding, Ben knows what it means to take calculated risks and that sometimes (if you want to get out of a sticky situation) you just need to put your head down and paddle.