Benson trained as a charted accountant at the Kaplan Financial Training Company in London, before working in several junior accounting and operational roles. In 2004, he joined the Auditor General’s Office in Zambia where he worked as an external auditor rising through the ranks to a senior management position where he served for 15 years.
Currently, he runs a primary school and an events business in Livingstone. He is also the founder of the Livingstone Enterprise Society, a non profit organisation which offers training in entrepreneurship for youth and women’s groups. The organisation is also heavily involved in researching sustainable business methods and practices, tree planting, renewable energy and promoting a green economy. In September 2020, he was accepted into the Climate Reality Project after having been trained first hand by Vice President Al Gore and was awarded Climate Reality Leader status. Ben is involved in business development, finance & accounting, auditing, research, events management and climate change strategy.