Governance & Risk Manager
Ben became a Pinnacle Scholar in 2019 while he was studying his Juris Doctor at The University of Melbourne. Experiencing first-hand the life changing impact of his scholarship, Ben wanted to contribute to the Foundation’s incredible work. After graduating that year, Ben joined The Pinnacle Foundation as the Governance and Risk Coordinator.
Ben holds a Bachelor of Arts (Criminology & Psychology) and a Juris Doctor from the University of Melbourne. He has volunteered with the Victorian Gay and Lesbian Rights Lobby and has publicly advocated for amendments to the ‘gay blood ban’. After graduating, Ben joined MinterEllison as one of their first Legal Operations Graduates working with the Capital Markets and Corporate teams, and is the Community Engagement Co-Lead for the firm’s national LGBTI+ network, PRiME.
Ben is extremely passionate about queer advocacy, visibility, and empowerment through education.