As former Editor and Communications Officer, Ben assisted the communications team in developing reports, content and other media materials.
“It’s clear the financial system in it’s current form needs to become more accountable and transparent to both the people and parliaments of Europe. Being at Finance Watch is an exciting opportunity in making this happen.”
Ben is a communications professional with experience in delivering high level media advice and communications materials, with a background in wider strategy, media management and stakeholder engagement.
Before Finance Watch, Ben worked as a Senior Consultant at SEC Newgate, providing government affairs and relations advice to both International and Australian companies.
Previously, he was a media adviser in the Office of the Premier of Victoria and at Victoria’s Department of Transport in Australia. This included contributing to the communications and strategic advice behind Victoria’s Big Build infrastructure program, while liaising with Victoria’s transport and road operators to improve commuter understanding of the rail, road, tram and bus networks.
Ben previously also had five years’ experience as journalist and broadcaster, working for Eurosport and Perform Media, while also a contributor to Guardian Australia.
Ben holds a Bachelor of Arts from La Trobe University, majoring in Communications and Media.