Chief Operating Officer Hospitals

GradDipBus Leadership, Bachelor Psych Nursing.

Ben enjoys the many benefits regional living provides. Having grown up in the Goulburn Valley, a life with his family in a regional environment was always a priority following many years of working in metropolitan-based health networks.

Since moving to Ballarat in 2005, Ben hasn’t looked back. Ben’s career commenced in mental health, and subsequently progressed to acute and sub-acute public health. His experience as a registered nurse (mental health) in clinical settings has made him a much-respected leader of the Ballarat clinical teams. He understands first-hand many of the challenges staff face each day – and if he doesn’t know, he takes time to learn by listening to those at the coalface.

Ben’s personal leadership philosophy centers around harnessing his skills and the abilities of those around him, to ensure service delivery excellence continually grows and improves. He is known for fostering a work environment of respect, pride, nurturing, and professional development for all staff, to the benefit of the broader community.

“Grampians Health is a fantastic evolution in regional public health services. Together, with shared vision and goals Grampians Health has a unique opportunity to enhance the availability of appropriate and effective services closer to home.”