Ben’s career commenced in law, with both a private practice and with the WA Director of Public Prosecutions, before entering the political arena in 2006 as the Member for Victoria Park. Ben was subsequently re-elected in 2008, 2013 and 2017. Ben currently holds the portfolios of Treasurer, Finance, Energy and Aboriginal Affairs as part of the incoming WA Labor Administration.
Ben completed officer training with the Australian Army Reserves in 1996, graduated from the University of Western Australia with a law degree in 1997 and completed post-graduate studies earning a Masters degree from the London School of Economics and Political Science.
Ben joined Communicare as Patron in 2007.