Founder Ben Hart has more than 20 years’ experience working across the media and communications industries and as a political advisor. He has led the communications functions at headspace and the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) and developed compelling narratives for organisations in the energy, transport, not-for-profit and sports sectors.
At ARENA he created ARENA WIRE, the agency’s news site for renewable energy technology articles and video, and launched ReWired, a podcast series telling the human stories of Australia’s renewable energy revolution.
He has advised leaders across all three tiers of government (most recently he was the Chief of Staff to the Melbourne Lord Mayor Sally Capp), while maintaining a presence in the media, writing for The Age and Sydney Morning Herald, Guardian Australia, ABC Life and Broadsheet.
Over his career, Ben’s background in journalism has fuelled a growing conviction that organisational storytelling must move beyond the safety of traditional corporate messaging and instead be built on interesting, emotionally-connecting stories of purpose and impact.