UK High Commissioner Jon Benjamin joins GUBA Advisory Board

The recently appointed British High Commissioner to Ghana – His Excellency Mr Jon Benjamin – has joined the highly esteemed GUBA Advisory Board for the GUBA 2015 awards.

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The GUBA Advisory board is a body consisting of prominent and experienced individuals who advise on the proceedings, legal, progressive growth, format and general management of the organization.

Mr Jon Benjamin is an accomplished British diplomat, who has worked in various areas of diplomacy across the world. Prior to his current role as High Commissioner to Ghana, he served as the British Ambassador to Chile and in various Foreign Office London and overseas roles, including in the areas of public affairs, human rights, drugs and crime and political analysis.

His addition to the GUBA Advisory team is a huge privilege for GUBA and will help towards our goal of uniting and increasing relations between Ghana and the United Kingdom.

Jon expressed his delight at being part of the GUBA Awards Advisory Board stating:

“I am honoured to be part of the GUBA Advisory Board. It is a great delight to be able to work alongside GUBA to acknowledge and reward deserving individuals. This represents another major aspect of the excellent relations between Ghana and the UK. More power to GUBA”

CEO of GUBA Awards Dentaa Amoateng also expresses her sentiments on Jon Benjamin’s participation:

“It is very humbling for Jon Benjamin to accept our invitation to join the GUBA Advisory Board and a privilege to have him as part of the journey to bridge the gap between the UK and Ghana. It is also great to continue with the link and history we had with former British High Commissioner to Ghana Hon. Peter Jones. I am excited for GUBA 2015 and building on the relationship we have with the UK through the Greenwich Meridian link as well. “

His Excellency Mr Jon Benjamin becomes the ninth member of the GUBA Advisory Board which already prides itself with a team comprising of the following:

Peter Jones | Director Defence and International Security| F.C.O

Jonathan Howard | CEO, Business Council for Africa

Eric-Vincent Guichard | Founder & CEO, Homestrings

John Carmichael | Author/Global development consultant

George Twumasi | Deputy Chairman & CEO, ABN

Rodney Hinds | Sports Editor, The Voice Newspaper

John Blavo | Founder & Senior Partner, Blavo & Co Solicitors

Cllr Danielle Pritchard | Counsellor, Harlow Council

The GUBA Awards is scheduled to take place in June 2015, as part of its 5 year Anniversary celebrations.

Nominations for the GUBA awards are ongoing, nominations can be cast via http://www.gubaawards.co.uk/2014-nominations/ and will conclude on the 28 of February 2015.

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