Ben Kehoe

Ben Kehoe has worked at the leading edge of the changes occurring in the Australian Business environment for more than 35 years.

This work has required a breadth of vision, capacity for long-term commitment and an understanding of the dynamics of change at a national, business and community level.

Over the past 35 years he has worked exclusively with Boards of Directors and Chief Executives to address the positioning of businesses in the global environment.  Ben’s industry experience extends over Consumer Goods (Pharmaceuticals and Food), Industrial Products, Manufacturing and Processing, Financial Services, Agribusiness, Biotechnology and the Fuel Industry.

Ben's role as an Independent Catalyst, Facilitator, Process Consultant and Business Advisor for businesses and their leaders is valued to such an extent that his client relationships extend over lengthy periods.  Ben in fact pioneered the concept of Business and executive coaching before it was fashionable.

He has worked with a number of “non-profit” organisations and for nine years had a “hands on” role in professional sportsadministration

His community development contribution is extensive having worked at the “grass roots” level in adult education, rugby and cricket and at more strategic roles with the Sisters of Mercy, Australian Rugby, Education and the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

In the period 1997 - 2006 his roles with Australian and Queensland Rugby Union (1997-2006) and his role as the Owner/Director of Gallery G Art Gallery (2003-2007)  extended his experience base and provided a broader insight into the challenges facing today’s business leaders.   

In recent years he has worked with Queensland SME's in an Advisory Board capacity and currently works with a small number of privately owned businesses.

In 2013 he has joined the UQ Diamantina Institute Development Board and looks forward to contributing to one of Queensland's amazing business opportunities. 

 Ben has been married to Sally for 37 years, has 4 adult children and an emerging multitude of grandchildren. Since Ben turned 50, he has challenged himself in multiple arenas: his goal is to run 3 half marathons each year, ski 20 days and become a competent ballroom dancer.

In his spare time Ben is passionate about his family, reading business literature and collecting Australian art.

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"Ben Kehoe is the first facilitator I ever worked with who really understands the intimate connection between human endeavour and corporate ambition. any attempt to decouple these concepts in a company context is a recipe for failure."

Richard Haire, CEO - Olam Pty. Ltd. (previously CEO - Queensland Cotton)