Hon. Ben Morton GAICD

Board Member

Ben is a former Australian Government Minister formerly holding the portfolios of Minister Assisting the Prime Minister and Cabinet, Minister for the Public Service and Special Minister of State. Before entering Federal Parliament Ben worked for Western Australian building and building supply company BGC and before that was CEO of the Liberal Party of Australia (WA Division) between 2008 and 2015.  


Ben currently holds two non-executive roles, both appointed by the Western Australian Labor Government.

Commissioner - Insurance Commission of Western Australia (ICWA). ICWA provides motor injury insurance in WA and provides self-insurance for the State Government, including public sector workers compensation insurance. With close to $8bn of assets under management the ICWA is one of WA’’s largest fund managers.

Director - Southern Ports Authority. Southern Ports facilitate trade through the ports of Bunbury, Albany and Esperance. Key commodities include alumina, iron ore, spodumene (lithium), grain, coal, wood chips and renewable energy infrastructure.

In February 2024 Ben was appointed a non-executive Director of The Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research. Perkins is one of the Australia’s leading medical research centres, where a close knit team of more than 250 research and trial staff work together to defeat the major diseases that impact the WA community – diseases like cancer, heart disease, diabetes and rare genetic diseases.

Ben is Managing Director of his family’s private company and provides advice to companies, boards and sectors on the intersection of public policy and public opinion.

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