Ben Swan is Queensland Branch Secretary of The Australian Workers' Union

Ben Swan was elected Queensland Branch Secretary in 2013.

His association with the AWU began in the late 1980’s when he joined as a member in his mid-teens while undertaking work in the dairy industry during his school holidays.

He has held the positions of Assistant National Secretary, Queensland Branch Assistant Secretary, National Industrial Officer and Industrial Advocate with the AWU since commencing work with the union in 1997.

Ben has also been a member of the Australian Labor Party for nearly 25 years.

He was educated at St Joseph’s College, Gregory Terrace in Brisbane.

Prior to working for the union, Ben was an Associate in the Queensland and Australian Industrial Relations Commissions, and also held positions as a Human Resource Consultant and Senior Policy Advisor in the Queensland Government.

Ben also holds numerous Board positions relevant to his work for the union and its members, including –

·        Sunsuper (Chair)

·        Chifley Financial Services (Director)

Ben Swan can be contacted via the AWU Queensland Branch.