About Ben Sandbrook

Working with a variety of organisations, I support and develop creative and cultural learning by working with people to unearth their ideas and turn them into practical and strategic plans for development. I help people to analyse complex information and experiences and communicate them effectively.

With a strong track record of facilitating complex, high-level problems, finding ways forward based on a wide variety of large numbers of people and perspectives, I bring people together to build capacity, motivate, challenge and effect change.

I have convenened national strategic roundtables with cross-sector representation around musical progression, early years, and young music leadership. I have supported hundreds of organisations to evaluate and share the music education practice they have developed, through online learning experiences, funding streams and face-to-face creative dialogue and analysis.

From 2009 to early 2012 I worked at the National Foundation for Youth Music as Music Education Development Manager, leading the organisation's development work and overseeing several of its funding programmes, and from 2003-8, as Digital Learning Manager at the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music. From 2000 to 2002 I worked on a global multistakeholder research programme -- Mining, Minerals and Sustainable Development -- looking at how the global mining and minerals industry can move towards more sustainable ways of working.