Head of Markets and Agri-Food Tech Sector Leader
For more than 19 years at KPMG, Ben has specialised in providing audit, accounting, innovation and business growth services to public and private organisations operating in agribusiness, consumer and industrial markets, transport and logistics, entertainment, media and real estate. Ben is a chartered accountant and has worked on various client assignments in markets across Australia, Europe, Japan, New Zealand and South America.
Driven by a clear sense of purpose and a passion for the agribusiness sector, Ben has worked extensively in this sector on both sides of the Tasman. He was a judge and steering committee member of the New Zealand Food Awards and active participant in New Zealand’s agribusiness industry before relocating to Australia in 2014, where he now leads KPMG’s Agri-Food Tech sector team and SmartFarming IoT business. Raised in an entrepreneurial family, Ben has worked in family businesses in aquaculture, livestock, horticulture, tourism and food. Ben enjoys applying these startup skills to the emerging fields of Agri-Food Tech and SmartFarming, developing solutions to sector challenges and opportunities.
As Head of Markets for KPMG Australia, Ben and his specialist business development teams work to support clients build, protect and realise their value. He works closely with counterparts across KPMG’s regional and global network to ensure KPMG clients access the specialist expertise needed for them to prosper across the markets important to them.
Ben has been driving KPMG’s exploration and activation of our Purpose, inspiring confidence, empowering change and supports leaders to discover, articulate and activate purpose in their organisations.
Bachelor of Management Studies (Hons), Waikato University
Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand – Chartered Accountant