Sir Ben Elliot co-founded Hawthorn in 2013.
In December 2000, Ben Elliot founded Quintessentially, the luxury lifestyle group and global concierge service, which has since grown to over 40 offices around the world.
Ben was a non-executive Director of YouGov from 2010 to 2019, and is a UK partner of the world-renowned Taiwanese restaurant Din Tai Fung.
Ben served as Chairman of the Conservative Party between 2019 and 2022 and was heavily involved in helping deliver the Party’s landslide 2019 election victory.
Ben is the Founder of Quintessentially Foundation, which has raised over £15m for a variety of charitable causes since its formation in 2008. Ben was the Government’s first Food Surplus and Waste Champion from 2018 to 2022. He is the Chairman of the Philanthropy Board of the Royal Albert Hall, Trustee of The Eranda Rothschild Foundation, Trustee of The Victoria & Albert Museum and Honorary Treasurer of the Centre for Policy Studies.