Ben Gales is the Executive Director, Economic Strategy Division, NSW Treasury. Ben’s previous role was Chief Executive, Office of Social Enterprise Finance Australia (SEFA), a commercial social lender to a diverse range of social enterprises in Australia. Ben has extensive experience in developing and implementing economic and social policy from previous roles in NSW Family and Community Services, Transport, NSW Treasury and the UK Treasury. He also brings 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.