Ben Morton Wright founded Global Philanthropic in 2002. In the decade since then, the company has grown into a leading global consultancy. He has supervised the establishment of Global Philanthropic operations in the UK, Australia, Hong Kong and Canada. As Group CEO, Mr Morton Wright has gained recognition as a major gift strategist, an expert in structuring international campaigns and a specialist on higher education and Asian philanthropy.
Starting his career in the new university fundraising sector, at Liverpool John Moore’s University and then Robert Gordon University, he ran two successful major gift campaigns during the 1990s. In 1998 he was appointed Director of Development for Aberdeen University to lead the first phase of its £150 million Sixth Century Campaign.
In recent years Mr Morton Wright has served as senior strategy consultant to, amongst others, the London School of Economics; Trinity College, Cambridge; British Library; the United Nations Foundation; the University of Hull; the STARS Foundation; Institute for Cancer Research; Aquaculture Stewardship Council; the Birmingham Royal Ballet; King’s College London; the University of Liverpool; Sussex University, and a number of universities around the world.
Currently Mr Morton Wright advises a number of private individuals and philanthropists around the world to develop meaningful philanthropic strategies. He has been acknowledged as an expert on Asian philanthropy.
Mr Morton Wright is member of the UK Institute of Directors and was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts. He is also a member of the Royal Automobile Club and regularly speaks on philanthropic issues and trends around the world.