Bachelor of Commerce in Economics, Masters Public Policy and Management
Ben is Chief Strategy Officer at Maurice Blackburn Lawyers, Australia’s leading social justice law firm.
His career has included work as a self-employed consultant, in the NFP sector, in academia, in biotechnology, and at all three levels of Government.
Ben was Chief of Staff to Australia's twenty seventh Prime Minister, the Honorable Julia Gillard MP from 2011-2013.
He was Chief Executive Officer of the Victoria Bushfire Reconstruction and Recovery Authority, the Government agency coordinating the recovery of communities affected by the Black Saturday bushfires between 2009 and 2011.
Ben has also served as Chief of Staff to the Deputy Prime Minister and Principal Adviser to the Victorian Premier.
He was a YMCA staff member and volunteer during the 1990s. He brings expertise in strategy, risk public policy and public administration to the YMCA.
- The Young Men's Christian Association of Victoria Inc. (Nov 2010)
- Victorian YMCA Youth and Community Services Inc (Nov 2012)
Sub Committee Member: Risk (Chair)
Occupation: Executive Manager
Area of Specialty and Expertise: Public policy