Ben has deep experience related to the concept of resilience, as a student, teacher and practitioner. He spent 24 years in the Australian Army, the majority of which was in the SAS, where he finished as the Commanding Officer. Ben’s served multiple deployments to Timor Leste, Iraq and Afghanistan, where he was awarded a Distinguished Service Cross (DSC) for leadership in combat. In 2018, Ben co-founded Mettle Global, a premium consultancy which has delivered resilience solutions to clients globally. He is an Executive-in-Residence at the Australian Graduate School of Management, where he teaches a number of leadership programs within Australia’s top-ranked MBA program. He is also a director of VGI Partners, the co-host of the Unforgiving60 podcast and a proud husband and father to two children.