Ben grew up in Albury-Wodonga where he completed a Business Degree at Latrobe University in 1999 (Enterprise Development with majors in both Marketing & Management).

Since this time he has held several senior roles with companies in both Australia and internationally including Lloyds TSB Bank, Sonoco and the Victorian Employers Chamber of Commerce & Industry (VECCI). His experience spans several fields including Retail, Sales & Marketing, Finance, Learning & Development and General Management.

Ben is currently the Regional Manager of Murray-Riverina NSW Business Chamber, a position he has held since 2008. NSW Business Chamber is the state’s peak business organisation which currently has almost 15,000 members with over 1,400 based in the Murray-Riverina regions of NSW.

Ben is passionate about the regions for which he is responsible and acknowledges the importance of tourism in ensuring our ongoing economic prosperity.