Ben Shields

Partner, Deloitte Private

Ben ShieldsTel: +61 2 9322 7170

Ben has worked as an adviser to the Executive of Deloitte Australia for the last nine years, developing and implementing the growth strategy – a period of double-digit profitable growth.

In June 2010 Ben was appointed to lead the Ventures division of the Australian firm. He was charged with developing and nurturing the entrepreneurial, Horizon Two, efforts which represented growth targets equivalent to 30% of the firm’s annual revenues.  

He is also a member of the firm’s Innovation Executive and an Innovation Board member.

Previously, Ben led the Deloitte Growth consulting practice in Australia and the cross-functional Mergers and Acquisitions Lifecycle practice.

As a consultant, Ben has worked with corporates throughout Asia (China, Singapore, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Korea and Japan), the US and UK, primarily in the areas of growth strategy, mergers and acquisitions strategy and commercial & operational due diligence.

Prior to joining Deloitte, Ben held senior management positions in the private sector, including in the Office of the CEO of PB Foods, leading strategy development and M&A programmes for the $1 billion vertically-integrated food manufacturer.

Ben has a Master of Business Administration from the University of Western Australia and is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.