Ben is the Co-Founder of Quintessentially, the global luxury lifestyle company started in December 2000. Quintessentially now has 60 offices around the world, with over 3,000 employees. Ben is also non-executive director of YouGov Plc and Partner in Hawthorn, a successful corporate communications business. He regularly contributes to the Financial Times, New York Times and other publications.
Ben is the Chairman of the Quintessentially Foundation for which he organises and participates in a number of events annually. Since 2008, the Foundation has raised over £9m from corporate and private contributions. Ben is a Trustee of the V&A Museum, sits on the Development Board of the Royal Albert Hall and acts as a Trustee for The Eranda Rothschild Foundation. Ben is also a Patron of Elephant Family; the charity founded by his uncle, Mark Shand.