Ben joined Wesfarmers in February 2008 as Chief Human Resources Officer and he remained in this role until 1 October 2016, when he transitioned to a Senior Advisor role working with the Group Managing Director. Prior to joining Wesfarmers, Ben was the Chief Human Resources Officer for Foster’s Group Limited. He has held a variety of senior roles in the United States, including Chief Human Resources Officer, Beringer Wine Estates; Vice President International Human Resources, the Clorox Company; and Director Human Resources, FMC Gold Company.
Ben holds a Bachelor of Science in Business/Labour Relations from Utah State University and advanced management education from the University of Pennsylvania and the University of Michigan. Ben is a non-executive director of two non-profit organisations: Red Dust, focused on indigenous health and wellness; and the Wunan Foundation, focused on improving Aboriginal education, employment and accommodation in the East Kimberley region.