Ben Wyatt

Independent Non-Executive Director LLB, MSc

Ben Wyatt, Rio Tinto board
Ben Wyatt


September 2021

Committee membership

People & Remuneration Committee, Audit & Risk Committee

Skills and experience

Ben had a prolific career in the Western Australian Parliament before retiring in March 2021. He held a number of ministerial positions and became the first Indigenous treasurer of an Australian parliament. His extensive knowledge of public policy, finance, international trade and Indigenous affairs brings valuable insight and adds to the depth of knowledge on the Board. Ben was previously an officer in the Australian Army Reserves and went on to have a career in the legal profession as a barrister and solicitor.

Current external appointments

Non-Executive Director of Woodside Energy Ltd from June 2021, APM Human Services International Limited from October 2022, Non-Executive Director of Telethon Kids Institute from April 2021, Non-Executive Director of West Coast Eagles from May 2021, and member of the Advisory Committee of Australian Capital Equity.