Bachelor of Commerce in Economics, Masters Public Policy and Management
Ben is the Principal of Creswell Advisory Pty Ltd, a strategic public affairs and public policy consultancy.
Until recently, he was the Chief Strategy Officer at Australia’s leading social justice law firm, Maurice Blackburn Lawyers.
His career has included work as a self-employed consultant in the not-for-profit sector, in academia, in biotechnology and at all three levels of Government.
His significant public sector roles included serving as Chief of Staff to Australia's twenty-seventh Prime Minister, the Honourable Julia Gillard MP from 2011-2013.
Ben was also the 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.
Throughout the 1990s, Ben was a YMCA staff member and volunteer and he is currently on the National Council of the Young Men's Christian Associations of Australia as Vice President and Director.
- The Young Men's Christian Association of Victoria Inc. (Nov 2010)
- Victorian YMCA Youth and Community Services Inc (Nov 2012)
Sub Committee Member: Risk
Occupation: Principal and Director
Area of Specialty and Expertise: Public policy