Chief Executive, Ben Ward


“What motivates me is equipping the next generation to solve the problems that we can’t foresee. Our job is to cultivate curious children with the confidence to ask questions, seek answers and discover STEM.”

Ben Ward was appointed CEO in November 2016 and is responsible for leading the charity to achieve its mission of building science capital for all. Ben has overseen a major redirection of the charity and the implementation of a five-year Strategic Plan to develop a sustainable and diverse organisation. Previously as Head of Operations Ben was project lead for the charity, successfully managing teams to deliver infrastructure improvements on time and on budget.

Ben's passion for public engagement, widening participation and impact is demonstrated by previous experience managing arts centres, major arts projects and working for local authority. At Blue Apple Theatre, an inclusive theatre company, Ben was production manager for the first major tour of a learning disabled cast into mainstream theatres. Ben is also a Trustee of the Association of Science and Discovery Centres.

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