Stargazing at a young age in South Africa sparked Ben's love of astronomy and his fascination with numbers as he attempted to count the stars in the night sky. Ben, the Society's Chief Financial Officer, is a Certified Public Accountant and started his career in public accounting. His experience in the not-for-profit sector ranges from membership associations to healthcare where he has served in senior financial roles.
Ben is excited to play his part in empowering the world’s citizens to advance space science and exploration. He believes in the power of science and is awe-struck by new space discoveries and the beautiful images of the planets and beyond.