Ben is an Athlete Leader from Australia and has been involved in Special Olympics for 16 years. He is an inspirational athlete, an accomplished football and cricket player, and a mentor and ambassador for Special Olympics Australia. Ben is also the Athlete Representative Director of the Special Olympics Australia Board, the Athlete Representative on the SOAP Region Leadership Council, Co-Chair of the Asia Pacific Athlete Input Council and the Athlete Representative on International Advisory Committee of the Special Olympics International Board of Directors.
He has a clear vision about his role as a Director and challenges people’s views around intellectual disability, sport and inclusion. He serves as an assistant coach and is a leader both off and on the sports field. He regularly attends sports forums, speaks at conferences, was on the Evaluation Team of the World Games in Athens and is an Athlete Presenter for Inclusion in Sport workshops. Ben has represented Special Olympics at international events and travelled to South Africa in 2010 to participate in the Unity Cup match.