Ben Pitcher

MYA Director of Transformation

BSc (Hons) Management Systems  – The University of York

Ben is a strategic thinker with proficient technical skills in Foodservice construction.  At MYA, Ben is responsible for applying his self-described ‘black & white analytics’ to our proposals,  together with his ‘colourwash’ of creativity, innovation and eye for detail.

Clients value his capacity to link vision to measurable outcomes against costs, time and quality, protecting the spirit of a design intent and brand identities, with a clear link to strategic benefits.

Key Skills and Experience:

  • 12-year proven track record specialising in the management and delivery of CATB Commercial Design & Build projects.
  • Public & private sector projects across education, leisure and business sectors
  • Detail-oriented, a “right first time” approach
  • Measurable resource planning at construction and pre-construction stages
  • Collaborative and adaptive working

Outside of work Ben keeps busy and active, through running, swimming, and has recently started hot yoga!

More broadly he is planning his third property move to take on a renovation project that he calls a “small but grand design”, in addition to planning a European road-trip adventure beginning at the Amalfi coast.”

  • The team, led by Carla McKenzie, were meticulous in every detail. They modelled the cleaning requirements to deliver the optimum solution for the facilities across EMEA, and really took time to understand the culture of our business. I have no hesitation in recommending MYA and its team – they are dedicated and innovative, and always go the extra mile.

    Natalia Ros Vargas, Office Team Leader, Booking.com
  • Carla and her team have broad experience in the industry. Apart from being very supportive in inventing (new) concepts, they also make use of their many years of experience when implementing these concepts. Their ultimate goal is to let people enjoy honest and good food.

    Marcel Bisselink, Owner, Daily Fresh Food, Galeen, Netherlands
  • Carla and her team worked tirelessly with us to ensure our very international and cross-cultural needs were met with great creativity and skill. They listened to us, responded to our needs and delivered above expectations.

    Angela Hencher, Director of Business Administration, Dulwich College, Shanghai Pudong
  • They are brave enough to challenge others in pursuit of the ultimate solution, whether it be behind the scenes with kitchen flow and catering management, or front-of-house service and design.

    Richard Russell, Catering Equipment Distributor Director, Western Blueprint
  • If all companies who serve the independent school sector had your breadth of vision and openness of mind, I have little doubt that the sector would be a richer and more exciting place to be.

    Phillip Godfrey, Bursar, Halliford School
  • During the negotiation process, Carla’s knowledge and expertise enabled our company to achieve a very strong commercial outcome, and some significant savings were yielded from the exercise.

    Penny Arnold, Commercial & Operations Director, Fusion Lifestyle