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Benjamin Hay

Director - Strategy & Operations, Virgin Unite


Benjamin Hay is Director of Strategy & Operations at Virgin Unite, the entrepreneurial foundation of the Virgin Group. A systems entrepreneur, Benjamin is passionate about developing ideas and implementing solutions to complex social and environmental problems. He has been recognised by The Rockefeller Foundation as a Global Social Innovation Fellow for his efforts to positively transform the systems we live in.

Benjamin is a Trustee of Big Change, a Director of the Branson Centre of Entrepreneurship in South Africa and an On Purpose Fellow. A graduate of Cambridge University, he’s had a diverse and varied career encompassing a tech start-up, strategy consultancy and spending many years practising as a barrister.

Outside of work, Benjamin loves spending time with his family, travelling to far flung destinations and trying to stay fit. He’s also a firm believer in the power of napping but his young son remains to be convinced.