Ben Gales is the Executive Director, Economic Policy Division at NSW Treasury and has responsibility for the NSW Office of Social Impact Investment. Ben brings to the role a wealth of experience in the impact investing area from his recent role as Chief Executive, Social Enterprise Finance Australia (SEFA), a commercial social lender to a diverse range of social enterprises in Australia. Ben also has extensive experience in developing and implementing economic and social policy from previous roles in NSW Family and Community Services, and the UK’s HM Treasury. This is complimented by his commercial experience from his time in venture capital in the UK and the US, and as a consultant at Accenture. Ben holds a Bachelor degree in Economics from Cambridge University and a Masters from the London School of Economics and Political Science.