Ben Morton Wright founded Global Philanthropic in 2002 in Hong Kong, he has supervised the establishment of operations in the UK, Australia, USA and Canada, growing the company to the largest of its kind.
Global Philanthropic combines insight and experience to deliver specialist advice and guidance to philanthropists, fundraisers and corporates. They help all invested organisations realise their potential and go on to power the changes the world needs. As Group CEO, Ben has gained recognition as a major gift strategist, an expert in brand and organisational development and structuring international campaigns.
Ben is a specialist in higher education and Asian philanthropy. He has served as senior strategy consultant to many organisations around the world, trusts, foundations and corporations, including the United Nations Foundation and UNICEF, and some of the world’s top universities and international schools, such as the London School of Economics and the International School of Beijing. Ben helps his clients to see the potential for bigger outcomes, developing stretching targets and effective strategies to achieve them.
Ben advises a number of private individuals and philanthropists to develop meaningful philanthropic strategies to navigate the ever-changing philanthropic sector and help establish a range of new organisations and initiatives across the world.
Ben is a philanthropic thought-leader; he regularly speaks on philanthropic issues and trends around the world and co-authored ‘Talking Philanthropy, Volume 1’ published in 2017. He is heavily involved in the concept development and content creation of Talking Philanthropy, Global Philanthropic’s thought-leadership forum, during which they identify the issues that matter most in the sector and convene some of the most brilliant philanthropic thinkers and doers in the world, to share, provoke and explore possibilities.
Ben is a member of the Goldsmiths council, University of London, and has been a Board Member at DanceEast, an international Dance House based in Suffolk, since 2019.
Ben started his career in the new university fundraising sector, at Liverpool John Moores University and then Robert Gordon University. He was later Director of Development for Aberdeen University, undertaking his MBA at the Aberdeen Business School.
While growing up with Dyslexia, Ben learned from an early age to push outside the box thinking and develop creative solutions. It is from this experience that motivates him to push philanthropy and the charitable sector to continuously innovate.