Ben joined us in mid-2023 and we feel lucky to have him with his rich and diverse business knowledge and background. Hailing from the mighty King Country in Otorohanga, he spent his younger years in Te Awamutu, before pursuing higher education at Massey University in Palmerston North.
His working journey started with Mainfrieghts graduate program, and from there, seeking international experience he spent time in both Australia and the UK. However, the allure of the Bay of Plenty eventually brought him back, where he found his calling in the banking industry. Over an impressive 18-year tenure, he developed his skills in business and commercial banking at the National Bank and ANZ.
Beyond his professional life, family and community fill up his time, with much of his free time revolving around supporting his kids with their sports activities, as both a coach and devoted spectator.
When he gets some time to himself you might find him at a quiz night or having a craft beer as a founding member of the Tauranga Beer Appreciation Society.
Qualifications and associations:
Level 5 - New Zealand Certificate in Financial Services