Ben Butters is the Policy Director for EUROCHAMBRES, the European association of Chambers of Commerce and Industry, since 2008.
He covers a wide range of policy issues at EU level that are of relevance to the Chambers and the European business community, including education & training, energy, the internal market, enterprise, regulatory and economic reform and innovation.
Having graduated in Business & French and worked in international publishing, Ben completed a Master's degree in European Politics before moving to Brussels in the mid-nineties to undertake a traineeship in the European Commission.
He subsequently worked as researcher with a Member of the European Parliament and project manager for a European business/innovation support network. Prior to joining EUROCHAMBRES, Ben was the founding director of an organisation delivering EU advocacy services to UK business organisations.