Ben Hopkinson, Director, Strategy and Business Development
Bachelor of Business Administration at Ivey Business School at Western University
Ben specializes in leading the end-to-end execution of GGA’s strategic planning process and strategic advisory services.
Over the course of the past decade at GGA, Ben has developed a thorough process for converting data into insight and developing strategic solutions for clients across North America. He has put those unique talents to work for many nationally ranked golf, athletic, city and country clubs, luxury residential club communities, resorts and municipal golf entities.
Ben leverages his knowledge and learning from each strategic engagement to further strengthen his toolkit and best-practice knowledge base as a valuable resource for GGA clients.
In addition to spearheading complex strategic client engagements, Ben also serves as co-chair of GGA’s Research Committee with responsibility for directing the firm’s research initiatives designed to stay abreast of industry trends and new insights. Ben is also regular contributor and presenter at industry educational sessions, cover subject matter such as data-driven trends and insights to support strategic decisions for club leaders.
Ben attended Ivey Business School at Western University on an academic scholarship, where he completed his Honors Business Administration degree. He is a former junior and collegiate competitive golfer. His previous work experience includes golf club operations and volunteering with grassroots youth golf initiatives in his community.