Ben Smith (UK)

Director for Energy and Climate Change Consulting, ARUP

Ben studied environmental science, is a Chartered Environmentalist and has spent close to 20 years working as an environmental consultant, gaining consulting experience in the UK, Europe, Middle East and Australia. He currently serves as a Director for Arup, where he leads the firm’s global partnership with C40 Cities.

Ben specialises in sustainable development, energy strategy, climate change and urban resilience. His clients have included landowners and developers, corporates, government departments, local and city government and third sector organisations.

Ben sits on the UKRI UK Climate Resilience Steering Committee and has recently served as a judge for the Climathon Global Awards and for WWF’s One Planet City Challenge. 

In a voluntary capacity Ben supported the campaign for London to be declared as the World’s first National Park City and has been a Trustee of the National Park City Foundation (NPCF) since 2015.