Congratulations to Ben Pithouse, as he takes up the new role of Director of Operations and Community Wellbeing in the Wellbeing and Safeguarding Group from Monday 12 April 2021.
Ben will be responsible for delivering varied and highly collaborative cross-institutional projects, to support the implementation of the student and staff Wellbeing Strategy, with specific responsibility for Prevention and Community Wellbeing. This is a vital role in taking the strategy to the next level, and executing the wellbeing vision. Ben will deputise for the Director of Wellbeing and Safeguarding where necessary and will oversee the day to day operations across the group, provide leadership in incident and crisis management and will be responsible for safeguarding, Prevent, and Security.
Ben has been at Warwick since 2013, and since 2015 has been Head of Risk and Resilience, responsible for institution-wide frameworks for risk management, incident management and business continuity for which the University is recognised for sector best practice. Before joining Warwick, Ben also worked for Warwickshire Police as Head of Risk and Insurance. His career to date has provided him with a wealth of knowledge and experience of using risk management to support services that focus on preventing harm to our community and to our University. More widely Ben’s expertise will prove highly valuable in a role which manages day-to-day high risk decision making in complex student welfare issues. Ben will be a huge asset to wellbeing at Warwick.
Away from work, Ben’s passion is rugby and until recently, he could be found running around a field on a Saturday afternoon chasing an egg-shaped ball. Now he’s content to watch ‘the mighty Quins’ from the comfort of his front room.