Western Australia
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Treasurer; Minister for Finance; Energy; Aboriginal Affairs
5:30PM - 7:30PM
GHD Pty Ltd
Level 10
999 Hay Street
Event Host:  GHD
Category:  NEXT: Network
AmCham, together with GHD Pty Ltd, invite you to join us for an evening with The Hon. Ben Wyatt MLA, Treasurer; Minister for Finance; Energy; Aboriginal Affairs as he provides his unique insights into challenges and opportunities for the State.

About our Guest Speaker

The Hon. Ben Wyatt MLA is Treasurer; Minister for Finance; Energy; Aboriginal Affairs.

Ben Wyatt is Australia’s first Indigenous Australian Treasurer and was appointed in March 2017.

Testament to his capability, capacity and strong work ethic, Mr Wyatt also holds the position as Minister for Finance, Energy and Aboriginal Affairs.

Mr Wyatt’s priority as a leader of the state is to focus on his pronounced Ministerial portfolio, his obligation to his constituents and to make a difference to the lives of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people across the state and the nation. Mr Wyatt is deeply committed to the principles of closing the gap in Australia.

Elected to the Legislative Assembly in a by-election, held in March 2006, Mr Wyatt was fast-tracked to fill the vacancy created when the Hon Dr Geoff Gallop resigned and has been serving the State for more than 10 years.

Prior to his appointment as a senior Minister in the current Government, Mr Wyatt held the positions of Shadow Treasurer and Shadow Minister for Federal State Relations, Aboriginal Affairs, Native Title and Government Accountability.

Mr Wyatt holds a Masters Degree with distinction from the London School of Economics, Bachelor of Laws from the University of Western Australia and has also served on the National Board of Indigenous Business Australia as an officer in the Australian Army - following his graduation from the Royal Military College, Duntroon.

In 2001, Mr Wyatt was awarded Young Australian of the Year in the Town of Victoria Park. Other accolades include a Rotary Ambassadorial Scholarship from the Rotary Club of Victoria Park for 2001 to 2002 and receiving the Australian Defence Medal in 2008.

Mr Wyatt’s career in earnest began in Western Australia as a barrister and solicitor where he served as counsel for the Director of Public Prosecutions.

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