General Manager – People & Projects
Ben graduated with a Bachelor of Arts, from the University of Canterbury, and a Post Graduate Diploma of Commerce, from Lincoln University. He also gained a Masters of Business Administration, from La Trobe University, Victoria, Australia.
Ben spent the first five years of his career in the UK managing the Walt Disney account for Technicolor, one of the world’s largest home entertainment companies. He then moved to Sydney and spent the next fifteen years in senior management roles for listed companies in the home entertainment, healthcare, and recycling industries. This extensive business experience furnished Ben with invaluable operational and financial management skills on both sides of the business cycle; within companies experiencing incredible growth and rapid technological change, through to companies going through merger and acquisition.
In 2011 Ben and his family returned home to Marlborough where he took up a role with a local winery with Johnston Associates being the external accounting and advisory experts. Ben’s previous work experience and extensive involvement in the wine industry means that he possesses a unique set of skills that add specific value to our Marlborough based clients, especially those in the viticulture industry.
In his spare time Ben enjoys surfing, and has developed a small wine brand using grapes from the family vineyard.
Phone Ben on 021 522 929