Born in Adelaide, South Australia, Benn grew up in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. His career began at The Commonwealth Bank of Australia, where he worked as an Investment Advisor for three years. He then moved to UBS Wealth Management, where he was a Director and Investment Advisor for over nine years providing asset allocation advice to high-net-worth clients.
In 2016 he joined Arowana as its Investor Relations Director and in 2018 became its Corporate Affairs Director. In 2019, Benn expanded his remit to become Arowana's Chief Operating Officer. Benn holds a Bachelor of Economics degree from the University of Sydney and a Graduate Diploma in Applied Finance & Investments from the Securities Institute of Australia (now FINSIA).
Benn was the driving force who secured B Corp certification for Arowana and in 2021, took on the role as Chief Impact Officer and is responsible for pushing our B-Corp and impact initiatives across the Arowana group and the ASEAN region.
The secret to success? Vision, determination, and a positive attitude.
The best part about working at Arowana? The great deal of transparency, respect, and autonomy. There is never a dull moment.