Ben Goldsmith is CEO of Menhaden Capital, a London-listed investment trust with a focus on energy and resources. Ben is also the co-founder of WHEB Asset Management, a leading sustainable investment management business.
He is Chairman of the Goldsmith family’s JMG Foundation, which funds campaigning and advocacy work on environmental issues. Ben’s commitment to environmental causes extends beyond the JMG Foundation with him having co-founded the UK Environmental Funders' Network. He is also co-founder of the Ibiza Preservation Fund, the Aeolian Islands Preservation Fund and the St Vincent and the Grenadines Preservation Fund, created in order to promote sustainability and preserve the natural beauty of the islands. In addition, Ben is a Trustee of CIFF, one of the UK’s largest philanthropic foundations.
Ben serves as a Non-Executive Director of the United Kingdom Government’s Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs and acts as Advisor to Environment Minister, Michael Gove.