Ben worked in political PR between 2000 and 2006 including as communications director for the Forum of Private Business (FPB), which campaigns for the UK’s 4.8million entrepreneurs and small businesses. He further worked as a special adviser and speech writer in the Scottish Parliament in 2003, and as head of press for the successful cross party North West Says NO campaigns against regional assemblies in 2004.
Ben enjoys travel and visits Poland and Chicago regularly. He is a season ticket holder at Sale Sharks rugby and further enjoys history, blues and Americana music and spending time with his young family.
Separately, Pam has been a magistrate and is presently chairman, director, trustee, governor or committee member of many organisations, including Liverpool Seafarers Centre, the Battle of the Atlantic Memorial and Hugh Baird College, Bootle.
Rita sits on the Board of Trustees for Diversity UK and on the Advisory Board for of Good Relations (India) Pvt. Ltd. Rita is originally from Merseyside and has moved back to the region after spending her career working overseas and in London.
Maggie is a keen supporter of www.rohmuscat.org.om and acts as advisor for many projects which promote the link between Britain and Oman via soft diplomacy, most recently www.scotsinoman.org.
Since joining Polaris in 2016, Richard has worked on long-term campaigns for a diverse range of clients including Cammell Laird, Hero Cycles and Morris & Spottiswood. Richard also acts as news editor to Polaris publishing titles www.IndiaGBnews.com and www.OmanGBnews.com.
In his spare time he’s likely to be out climbing hills with his springer spaniel or cheering on the Welsh rugby team.
Chipo is the Founder and Principal of Virgil LLC and co-founder of CMC Healthcare Consultants LLC. She has 20 years of cross-sector experience as a lawyer and policy advisor to Fortune 500 corporations, start-ups, international development agencies, and foreign governments. She advises corporations, organizations, and governments on policy and rule of law issues relative to energy, education, economic development, and technology. Additionally, she identifies projects and financing for impact investing activities and is a certified FINRA arbitrator. Chipo has lectured at Northwestern University in International and Area Studies on CSR and International Development.
Ms. Nyambuya received her J.D. from The Ohio State University College of Law, and her A.B. with distinction, from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.