Ben Plumley - Senior Research Fellow

He is lucky to live in California’s Bay Area, one of the most beautiful and creative places on the entire planet. 

Ben’s passion is to help communities create cultures of health and wellness, through high-impact public private partnerships. To achieve this, I have built a unique partner ecosystem with philanthropy, Fortune 500 companies, academia, patient advocacy leaders, foundations, non-profits. I get stuff done diplomatically, reporting directly to non-profit board chairs, foundation principals, and thriving with networks of consultants & vendors. My success is measured by the achievements of the people I lead and work with.

Ben is host of A Shot In The Arm Podcast.

He was the CEO of the Global Health Technical Assistance and Policy Think Tank, Pangaea.   As well as non-profits, he has extensive public and private sector
experience, having been Global Public Health Manager at Chevron,  Vice President of Access at Johnson & Johnson, Director of the Executive Office
at UNAIDS, and the founding Executive Director of the Global Business Coalition

He also has wide Board experience, including Secretary of the Californian Prevention Education Project in Oakland, ICASO,  AIDS Care China and from 2010 to 2017, Board Member of the International Treatment Preparedness Coalition.

Ben was educated at Churchill College, Cambridge University in the United Kingdom.

Ben’s other interests include the literature (and particularly the essays) of Aldous Huxley (perhaps the greatest essayist of the 20th century), as well as the genre of speculative fiction – particularly Margaret Atwood (definitely the best English-language writer of our era). And, to the alarm of many of his friends,  he is passionate about 80s and 90s British and Japanese electronic pop music, particularly the Pet Shop Boys and KIRINJI.