Ben has comprehensive knowledge of Human Resources and Workplace Health and Safety management systems and prides himself on making these systems easy to understand, digest and implement into businesses.
Ben has extensive experience in both the public and private sectors in both and advocacy and management roles. His speciality areas include policy development, performance management systems, executive recruitment, education/training solutions, enterprise bargaining agreements, workplace investigations and negotiating with employee associations (unions).
Ben spent the first 12 years of his career in NSW Local Government and it was there that his passion for employment relations was firmly cemented. His roles varied across his time with the NSW Local Government, from being a workplace union delegate to negotiating grievances and dealing with policy development on behalf of the 800 union members.
Additionally, Ben has experience in attending Industrial Relations Commission hearings on behalf of members and negotiating the Local Government Award in conjunction with the state-wide steering committee.
Ben holds post-graduate degree qualifications in Human Resource Management from the University of Newcastle together with Diplomas in Business Management and Event Management, Certificate IV Qualifications in Work Health and Safety, Business Administration and Frontline Management.