Board of Directors

Ben Cole

Position: 
Managing Director

With a PhD in environmental engineering, Ben has a passion for start-up and growth companies. He believes that for profit, for purpose enterprises play a vital role in building an equitable economy and healthy planet.  Between 2008 and 2013 he founded, managed and sold a profitable, social enterprise – Karibon - in Vietnam. A genuine start-up from invention through to sales, Ben gained valuable experience in business development and management. Ben has been a leader in the design and implementation of market-based, water supply and sanitation projects in countries with developing economies, totalling up to A$45 million.

“My vision is that in 20 years, the Wheatbelt towns will be full of exciting food outlets and regenerated farms and people will travel to the region to experience new cultures and great food. People from across the world will come to the Wheatbelt to enjoy the unique wildlife and ancient landscapes.”

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