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Ben Perham

Head of Personal Banking, Macquarie Group
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About Ben Perham

Ben is Head of Personal Banking for Macquarie's Banking & Financial Services Group. We offer our customers a personalised and intuitive digital banking experience, with solutions in the areas of home loans, credit cards, transaction and savings accounts. We offer these solutions under Macquarie’s own brand, as well as the brands of a select group of distribution partners.

Ben is also Head of Corporate Development & Strategy for Macquarie's Banking & Financial Services Group, leading a transformational strategy for BFS to be a leader in digital banking and wealth management in Australia. This role includes BFS' innovation agenda, and the formation of new alliances and investments.

Ben is committed to promoting diversity and inclusion in our workplace; he is the executive sponsor of two BFS diversity groups, Heritage & Culture and First Australians.

Ben joined Macquarie's Sydney office in 1997. His 19 years at Macquarie Group has included leadership positions in investment banking and funds management, and the development of new business divisions in Australia and the United States. Ben was based in New York from 2005-2011 and was Macquarie’s Integrity Officer for the Americas. From 2011-2013 Ben was in the Central Executive Group, focused on corporate development initiatives for Macquarie Group.

Ben is a Director of Stone & Chalk, Australia’s leading innovation hub for financial services, cyber security, data and connected devices.

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