Ben Jackson

Ben Jackson

Global director of innovation and partnerships
United Purpose

Ben Jackson is global director of innovation and partnerships at United Purpose. 

Before United Purpose, Ben was chief executive of Bond. He has 25 years of experience in the public and private sectors, and in Whitehall and Westminster. He has worked in senior communications, policy and campaigning positions including as UK director of Crisis Action, director of communications and campaigns at Shelter, director at Action for Southern Africa, head of campaigns at the World Development Movement, and associate director at Forster Communications.

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Polling station
22 June 2016
During the final day of campaigning, we must encourage everyone to have their say and make sure our supporters consider the impact of their vote on tackling global challenges, says Bond's chief executive, Ben Jackson.
Action Against Hunger team deliver hygiene kits to Iraqi refugees
14 June 2016
'If anything, we need more not less aid.' Harriet Lamb and Ben Jackson explain how, by working in developing countries to support their economies and societies, we are in fact making ourselves more secure.
Shrimp farmer in Bangladesh
13 June 2016
We reached out to our network of civil society organisations and asked them why the people that receive and manage aid think that UK taxpayers should be proud of their contribution.
Motorcyclist in Freetown, Sierra Leone
18 May 2016
In spite of the views of certain tabloid newspapers, millions of people support the UK's commitment to foreign aid. And they're not all the usual suspects.
Bichara Zakari in school in Niger
5 April 2016
If you read the Mail on Sunday this Easter, you could be led to believe that all aid is being wasted, given to terrorists or to the Mail’s horror – being spent on supporting gay and transgender rights in Turkey.
Amina Mohammed speaking at the Global Citizen Festival
30 September 2015
During a weekend of speeches, meetings and concerts, a new set of Global Goals were formally adopted at the UN. The big question now is how these goals will be delivered.
28 September 2015
Is the UK government ready to bring the Global Goals back home? We’re calling on the government to take forward a five-point plan after the New York summit to kick-start implementation in the UK.
Owner of a small shop taking stock
14 July 2015
World leaders need to commit to meaningful reforms to address an unfair global tax system that means one woman - living on less than £3 a day - pays a higher income tax rate than a rich neighbouring business.
13 May 2015
Ben Jackson, CEO of Bond, writes about his experience as Chair of the IF campaign board.

Conference sessions

Shades of green

Professor Melissa Leach, Director of the Institute of Development Studies, will draw on her ground-breaking work to address the multiple levels of change needed if we are to achieve genuinely "green" development.



Tue, 03/01/2016 -
14:30 to 16:00