Ben Mallon

Ben is 22 years old from Lisburn, Northern Ireland. He graduated as a primary school teacher in 2011, and is currently completing a Masters in Politics at Queens University Belfast.

Ben has been involved in youth participation and democracy for a number of years. During this time he has been elected as Chairman of the Northern Ireland Youth Forum and as Trustee of the British Youth Council.

He has a particular interest in the Commonwealth, and the important role it should play in international development, peace and reconciliation. As a result Ben has participated in a number of Commonwealth events including being the UK representative for the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association’s (CPA), Commonwealth Youth Parliament in September 2011. He also attended the Commonwealth Youth Forum in Perth, Australia in 2011, as a UK Representative.

Ben Mallon