Wednesday 31st May 2017 12:30 pm - 02:00 pm

Speaker: Ben Clark

Topic Navigating the Risk, Return and Reward of Philanthropy

Chairperson: Greg Romanes

Ben Clark is Head of Philanthropy for Australian Executor Trustees Ltd (AET) a wholly owned subsidiary of IOOF group;


Ben Clark

Ioof is a provider of wealth management products and services in Australia. In this role, Ben oversees a portfolio of philanthropic trusts that have supported Australian charities for over a century.

Ben graduated with an Honours degree in History at the University of Melbourne (Ormond College) and commenced his first career with Christies, and later, Sotheby’s as a paintings specialist and fine art auctioneer. He transitioned into the philanthropic sector shortly after the introduction of the prescribed private fund – an Australian private foundation initiative introduced in 2001 by the Howard Government. In 2007, he was awarded a Churchill Fellowship to investigate philanthropic stabilisation funds, an innovative funding model pioneered in the US and Canada.

Ben chairs AET’s discretionary grants program which oversees $1M per annum in discretionary charitable grants per annum and is a member of the AET investment committee stewarding a charitable investment portfolio worth about $200M.


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