Head of Philanthropy, Australian Executor Trustees Ltd
Ben Clark is Head of Philanthropy and Social Investment at Australian Executor Trustees Ltd. Over the past three years, with the support of his investment team, he has helped the business – a licensed trustee company – to navigate the complexities of balancing its fiduciary/prudent person obligations, whilst meaningfully participating in impact and mission related investment opportunities.
Prior to transitioning to the philanthropic sector, Ben was a fine art auctioneer and paintings specialist with Christies and Sotheby’s and has worked in the fine arts in London, Venice, Tel Aviv and Melbourne. In 2007 he was awarded a Churchill Fellowship to investigate philanthropic stabilization funds in the USA and Canada.
Ben has also held a number of board positions and worked in executive fundraising roles in the NFP sector. He was a founding board member of Impact 100 Melbourne.