Ben Page is Chief Executive of Ipsos MORI. After joining as a graduate trainee in 1987, he was one of the leaders of its first management buyout in 2000, and then became Chief Executive in 2009.
A frequent writer and speaker on social and political trends, leadership and performance management, Ben has worked on corporate reputation and consumer research for companies like Shell, 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.
Ben is currently on advisory groups at the CBI , Kings Fund, Institute of Public Policy Research (IPPR), and the Social Market Foundation (SMF). He is absolutely committed to ensuring survey research makes a difference for decision makers.
Named one of the "100 most influential people in the public sector" by the Guardian, one of the “100 most connected” by GQ Magazine and one of the 50 "most influential" by both Local Government Chronicle and the Health Service Journal, he was awarded a 2005 Market Research Society (MRS) medal.
He regularly appears on national TV and radio programmes.
He also has a sense of humour.
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