Julian Wright, Chair of Trustees

Julian Wright

Chairman of the Board of Trustees


01603 615670

Trustee since 2013

Tell us about your career:

My background is in marketing, having trained with Kraft Foods selling cold drinks across the Middle East! Then I moved into e-commerce and have worked to help companies develop their online channels, including Screwfix, Carphone Warehouse and the Shop Direct Group. More recently I have worked on Digital Strategy for companies, like Hertz Europe and Dulux.

Why did you decide to become a Trustee?

I became a Trustee in the hope I can contribute and support in some way. I have visited many of our services since I joined and the more I learn about the organisation’s work, the more impressed I become by the dedicated staff and the vital help they provide to young people. Also, it is clear that there is so much more to be done…

Hopefully, I can use my experience to help support the development of the strategic plan for the next exciting phase of The Benjamin Foundation’s growth and evolution.

Tell us a bit about yourself:

Father of two, fair gardener, moderate DIY-er, reasonable cook!

Last year, I learnt to swim properly in order to compete in The Norwich Sprint Triathlon and this year I cycled the Norwich 50.

I have also recently become the Chairman of my local Scouts & Cub Group – we are currently completing a conservation project, clearing brambles and planting a hedgerow including rare Norfolk fruit trees.

Quote Marks Left When I see the progress that a young person is making as a result of our sessions I feel a real sense of achievement.

Time for You Support Worker

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