Ben Rimmer

Independent consultant and advisor

Guest speaker

Ethics of gravity

Ben Rimmer has been faced with some significant challenges in recent years, leading him to think deeply about the ‘ethics of gravity’ and connections between community, decision makers and teams. Being grounded in real problems is a key feature of new ways of working and offers real hope for teams to engage more effectively. As a senior public servant, he argues the need for everyone to build working practices that involve stronger, more connected relationships to inform better decision making for all that will be impacted.

Come along to this talk to hear Ben’s take on how we should approach the solutions we are building for the constituencies we serve and those that we work for. You will leave with new ideas on how to raise the conversations that matter in regard to nurturing the communities in our workplaces, neighbourhoods, cities and country!

About Ben Rimmer

Ben Rimmer was the CEO of the City of Melbourne for four years, leaving the council at the end of 2018. Leading the City of Melbourne administration, Ben supported the Lord Mayor and Councillors to achieve their objectives and deliver the community’s vision of a bold, inspirational and sustainable city.

Prior to joining the City of Melbourne, Ben was the Associate Secretary in the Australian Government’s Department of Human Services in Canberra. He has also had executive leadership roles at the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet, where he was Deputy Secretary, and the Victorian Department of Premier and Cabinet. Before joining the public sector he worked with private sector clients in Boston Consulting Group’s London and Melbourne offices.

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