Ben Foat

Ben Foat

Group Legal Director, Post Office Limited

Overview

Ben is the Group Legal Director of Post Office Limited and executive member of Post Office Management Services Limited, a directly authorised and regulated insurance subsidiary. He works closely with executive management and boards in helping to shape strategy, maximise commercial opportunity and mitigate legal risk. Ben is responsible for designing and implementing legal strategy, leading and delivering a broad range of projects as well as managing legal operations across the Post Office group. His areas of expertise and experience include financial services (banking and insurance), regulatory law, commercial distribution arrangements, data protection, corporate governance, dispute resolution as well as dealing with corporate crises and incidents. He is a collaborative leader both within the Post Office and more widely in industry often presenting on topics including legal innovation and technology. He is a member of Winmark Centre of Legal Operations Excellence and a Stonewall Ambassador. Ben was recently awarded Solicitor of the Year – Inhouse 2018 by the Law Society. He holds a Master of Laws, Bachelor of Laws(Hons) and Bachelor of Arts (Political Science).