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.


Jim Laybourne | FCILT
Chief Operating Officer

Jim is a business leader with wide operational, organisational and transformation change skills gained in consultancy, business, and the armed forces. He has a proven track record of successfully delivering bottom line profit and difficult change tasks requiring strong leadership and a high level of interpersonal skills. Prior to joining Jim led significant business functions with leading UK and International companies across a wide variety of industries and sectors. As COO, Jim 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 to ensure customer delight.





Senior Director - Regulatory, Technical & Technology Solutions

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. 


Mirela Duras
Business Unit 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. 



Peter Clark | MSc, CMIOSH, MIIRSM

Director of Risk, Compliance & Safety Management Consulting

Peter is a Chartered health and safety practitioner who began his health and safety career in the print industry before moving into construction, manufacturing, retail, and sports. As a Management Consultant Peter has worked in many industry sectors with both SMEs and large Corporations. At Ark Peter leads the team responsible for the success of our clients, taking a strategic lead in all accounts.