Ben Page is Chief Executive of Ipsos MORI. He joined MORI in 1987 after graduating from Oxford University in 1986, and was one of the leaders of its first management buyout in 2000. A frequent writer and speaker on trends, leadership and performance management, he has directed hundreds of surveys examining consumer trends and citizen behaviour.
From 1987-1992 Ben worked in our private sector business on corporate reputation and consumer research, working for companies like Shell, BAE Systems, Sky TV and IBM. Since 1992 he has worked closely with both Conservative and Labour ministers and senior policy makers across government, leading on work for Downing Street, the Cabinet Office, the Home Office and the Department of Health, as well as a wide range of local authorities and NHS Trusts.
He became Chief Executive of Ipsos in the UK and Ireland in 2009.
Ben is a fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences and serves on advisory groups at the Kings Fund, Institute of Public Policy Research (IPPR) and the Social Market Foundation (SMF), and is a Trustee at the Centre for London. He is also a commissioner on the Resolution Foundation's Intergenerational Commission. He was named in GQ’s 100 Most Connected Men of 2015.
He regularly appears on national TV and radio programmes.
Ben has a chapter in a Cambridge University Press book looking at Blair's Britain, 1997-2007. The reviewers say …
"A compelling compendium of the Blair years from some of Britain's most authoritative figures."
John Kampfner, New Statesman
"The authoritative verdict on the Blair years. Anthony Seldon and his team of experts tell an insightful and illuminating story of politics as policy rather than soap-opera."
Steve Richards, The Independent
- GQ Magazine: 100 Most Connected: Ben Page
- Media Masters: Ben Page interview with Media Focus
- Seven Days in the life of Ben Page (Public Service Europe)
- Video of Ben Page on Happiness [Policy Review TV]
- Ben Page on why big data is like teenage sex [Research Live]
- Local Government Chronicle
- My Work Space [The Guardian, Jobs and Money]
- The Influence 100, Private players [The Society Guardian]
- This Much I Know … [The Observer]
- Blue Note Records