Ben has a BSc (Hons) in Computer Science from the University of Portsmouth. During his degree and after graduating in 2006 he worked as an ICT Support Technician for organisations such as The National Oceanography Centre, Southampton and The Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames. Prior to joining Athenian, he held the role of Network Manager at one of the country’s top Academies where he oversaw major network infrastructure, user environment and server upgrades including the deployment of server virtualisation and centrally-managed wireless networking. During his education and employment to date he has acquired skills including Java, C, HTML, PHP, Windows, Linux and Mac server/client management and Virtual Machine management. Ben joined Athenian in March 2012.