Independent Governor and Chair of Finance & Resources Committee
Ben Jones has recently embarked on a portfolio career, including co-founding an ESG Consultancy and taking a small number of NED / trustee roles. Until 2022, Ben was the Chief Financial Officer of The Summer Berry Company, based in Chichester. Prior to this, he spent the previous seven years also working in the Chichester area, in the same role at Natures Way Foods, the UK’s largest producer of bag salads and coleslaw.
Prior to coming to West Sussex, Ben worked for 23 years at Unilever plc, holding a number of both financial and corporate roles, in the UK, Holland and Portugal.
Ben is married with three children and outside of work has interests in a variety of sports, country pursuits and woodland management.
Ben joined the Board of Governors in January 2022 and now Chairs the Finance and Resources Committee and is a member of the Remuneration Committee.