In 2009, Benson’s 2-1/2-year-old son, Hayden, was diagnosed with stage 4 cancer of the adrenal glands. Hayden went into remission for a year but unfortunately suffered a relapse and passed away in 2012. Appreciating the support Benson and his family received from CCF, he began his involvement with CCF as a volunteer in patient service and fund-raising.
Professionally, Benson joined Marks & Spencer for almost 17 years in the field of product sourcing and procurement, ranging from clothing to homeware, to consumer electronics and beauty care. He travelled frequently throughout Asia and Europe, overseeing all aspects of manufacturing, product development, quality, safety, sustainability and innovation. Benson is presently with another European company, Brand Loyalty.
Benson’s favourite quote: “Life is like a camera. Focus on what’s important. Capture the good times. Develop from the negatives. And if things don’t work out - just take another shot.”