Ben comes from an experienced background in community development and joined our team in February 2020. He brings a wealth of experience, knowledge and skills of working with asylum seekers, refugees and migrants. Ben is responsible for the overall direction, coordination, implementation, execution, control and completion of specific Asylum Seeker and Refugee projects ensuring consistency with Catalyst strategy, commitments and goals.
Ben came to Stockton 20 years ago as a refugee, and is now fully settled in Stockton-on-Tees and has fully embraced Stockton as his home. He has previously worked as Community Development Manager, Youth Worker and Sure Start Children Centre Manager in Teesside and across this region. Ben believes that Stockton already provides a great sanctuary to those who need it the most and he looks forward to adding value to this service.