Formerly an NCO in the British Army’s Royal Engineers, including 59 Independent Commando Squadron RE Ben is the Managing Director of Praedium Consulting Malta (PCM) Ltd and the MAT Kosovo EOD & ERW Training Establishment. He founded the Mines Awareness Trust (MAT) in 1999 and has been in the EOD & Mine Action Industry for 30+ years. Ben has been at the forefront of an evolving industry, leading innovative projects from the front often in hazardous global regions. His vision of improved standards and training excellence has resulted in the strong reputation of the Kosovo based EOD & ERW Training Establishment. Awarded the MBE by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and made a Rotary Club International Paul Harris Fellow for the lifesaving work of the organisations he has led.