Management Team

Executive management


Rosalind Benjamin

Founder CEO & Chairman

Rosalind has over two decades of serial entrepreneurship and innovation across multiple businesses, executive management, client development & in-depth experience serving Property, Services and Retail markets globally. Founder of Ark Workplace Risk and other subsidiaries serving global clients successfully in EMEA, APAC & the Americas. Rosalind is responsible for leading the company globally executing it's strategy, setting direction including product strategy.



Senior Director, Operations

David originally started his career in local government enforcement, engineering and building control. David has worked for over 15 years with Ark previously heading up professional services and delivery. He is responsible for our business wide operational and services delivery, product stewardship, service management capabilities ensuring we continue to meet our clients’ needs. David is internationally recognised in Risk Management and Systems Development. 


Jody Horne

Director, Client Account & Services

Prior to working at Ark, Jody spent 7 years in the media industry in a global distribution role. Jody has had over 15 years experience at Ark in delivering customers outstanding service and high client intimacy she has served over 50 of FTSE 350 clients and several fast track organisations all across a wide range of sectors and internationally.  Jody heads up Client Services and is highly committed to achieving customers for life.


Mirela Duras
Operations Director

Mirela has over 16 years of experience in operations across a number of different industry sectors including retail, consumer goods, automotive and construction. Prior to working at Ark, she held senior positions at one of the top 50 global logistics companies managing multiple disciplines including operations, account management, customer service and HR. At Ark, Mirela plays a pivotal role in establishing best practices for all aspects of the organisation’s operations and is committed to ensure Ark continues to grow as a top global brand in its industry. 



Emily Hopson-Hill
COO & Product Manager

Emily has always worked with innovative Technology and Services companies; across telecoms, banking and media over the last 15 years, starting as a software developer and working her way up through Architecture, Support, Product and Professional Services to combine all of that experience for Ark Workplace Risk as COO. Emily is responsible for bringing all functions of the business together to form a cohesive whole, with a clear vision, values and targets, and a regular and reliable cadence of delivery ensuring customer delight.





Patrick Murray
Finance Director

Patrick has over 18+ years in Finance and Business Development experience gained whilst working in the Media, Transport and Logistics sectors. Patrick’s experience has been as a hands-on FD, whilst also having considerable business development and operational experience.






Mark Foley
Chief Commercial Officer

A highly motivated and driven leader, displaying an excellent track record of success gained in FCA regulated FinTech/SaaS and corporate banking environments. Particular strengths include leadership, sales strategy, origination, operational structure and risk management.





Mark Parsonage
Chief Technology Officer

I'm a customer product centric, full stack CTO with experience of leading both small and large teams in organisations where there is significant change and transformation. Understanding the objectives and challenges of sometimes seemingly different worlds, I'm able to bridge the divide between the technical team and the wider business to deliver appropriate solutions. 




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