Elected in November 2012 and re-elected in November 2014, 2016 and 2017, Ben is Chair of the Information, Communication and Technology Governance Committee and a member of the Finance, Audit and Risk Management Committee.

Ben is a registered pharmacist in Newcastle, a former proprietor and has experience in business management as well as clinical pharmacy services. He began a Ministerial Council appointment to the Pharmacy Board of Australia in 2015 and is also a practitioner member of the Australian Association of Consultant Pharmacy’s National Advisory Group.

Ben is passionate about preventative health measures around lifestyle while improving the community’s wellbeing, particularly via Hunter Primary Care services.