Ben Lucas

Ben Lucas | PepTalk Expert Speaker
Ben Lucas | PepTalk Expert Speaker
Speaker, Public Policy and Communications Entrepreneur
Manchester
Shape government policies and transform British cities with Ben Lucas, speaker, Managing Partner of Metro Dynamics and policy expert.
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Ben Lucas | Speaker Biography

Founding Director of 2020 Public Services Trust
Chair of Public Services at RSA (2011-2015)
Co-founder of LLM Communications

Ben Lucas is a highly experienced professional in the field of policy, with over three decades of expertise. Currently, he is in the process of establishing a new consultancy called Metro Dynamics, which specializes in economics, finance, and political communications for cities. In this venture, Ben will assume the role of Managing Partner, while economist Jim O'Neill will serve as the Non-executive Chair. From 2011 to 2015, Ben held the esteemed position of Chair of Public Services at the Royal Society of Arts (RSA). During his tenure, he played a pivotal role in the establishment of the RSA City Growth Commission, a body that has had a profound impact on government policies and British cities. Prior to this, Ben served as the founding Director of the 2020 Public Services Trust, an independent think tank housed within the RSA. His previous experience also includes working as the Head of Research and Communications for the construction union, UCATT, as well as advising Jack Straw during the formative years of New Labour. Additionally, Ben co-founded LLM Communications, a reputable public affairs advisory firm in the United Kingdom. Throughout his illustrious career, Ben has actively participated in policy-making and the development of practices within the public services and local government sector. He has engaged in various projects, including advisory roles for the Local Government Association (LGA), collaborations with prominent cities like Manchester and Birmingham, and contributions to the formulation of government policies. Ben is also deeply involved in several organizations, serving as a Trustee of the New Local Government Network, an advisor to the Joseph Rowntree Foundation, and a member of the Public Interest Board of the Office of Public Management. Furthermore, he has published numerous papers, book chapters, and articles on public services in a variety of reputable publications.

Why Should You Book Ben Lucas?

Book Ben Lucas as a speaker to gain unparalleled insights from a policy expert with over 30 years of experience shaping government policies and city growth. His extensive background, including leadership roles at the RSA and advisory positions for major cities, ensures your team will benefit from his deep knowledge and strategic vision. Elevate your event with actionable advice from a thought leader who has consistently driven impactful change in public services and local government.

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