Ben's journey spans over 27 years in the Food and Beverage Manufacturing Industry, beginning as a proud UQ Gatton graduate. Starting out in Quality and Innovation, Ben's career evolved seamlessly into Operations Management, leaving an indelible mark on both large Australian and international food manufacturing companies, with experiences in both Australia and the Middle East.
The stint in the Gulf widened Ben’s perspective, underscoring the pivotal role of innovation in fostering business development and growth. Recently equipped with a Certificate V in Training and Assessment, Ben has seamlessly transitioned to a role at UQ Skills, where a genuine passion for advancing knowledge in the food industry propels his every endeavour.
Despite the challenges posed by the pandemic, Ben views this as an opportune moment to fortify the local food manufacturing sector. Known for his down-to-earth approach, industry fervour, and altruistic outlook on life, Ben is not just a professional but a force for positive change.
When not immersed in the professional realm, Ben seeks tranquillity in the soothing waters of sailing and embraces the laid-back lifestyle of Brisbane. In Ben’s world, expertise, passion, and a touch of altruism combine to create a recipe for success, both in and out of the industry.