Ben has more than 20 years of experience in the finance and property industry. He has worked in management and origination roles with local and international institutions that saw him develop skills in project analysis and assessment, investment analysis and execution, relationship management, strategic planning, instigation and ongoing review and business development.
In 2012 Ben began working in the environmental sector as General Manager for the Queensland Trust for Nature where he oversaw the extraction of QTFN from the Queensland state government, engaging with practical work in establishing wildlife corridors, ecological restoration and biodiversity offsets within the QTFN revolving fund. Ben joined Skroo and Jude Turner in 2016 to help establish the Turner Family Foundation. The foundation recently developed the Hidden Vale Wildlife Centre which in partnership with the University of Queensland is promoting and conducting research into the captive breeding of Australia’s endangered and vulnerable wildlife.
Other projects include the establishment of the Little Liverpool Range Initiative, a community led wildlife and ecological corridor and the ecological restoration of the Turners three Nature Refuges in south east Queensland. The aim of the Turner Foundation is to provide perpetual stewardship over the Turners properties for the benefit of all.