Ben Kirchner

Business Investment Advisor, Business and Investment Team, Adelaide Economic Development Agency
Mentor since 2022

Ben is a skilled economic development professional with extensive experience in investment attraction and industry development who provides strong business networks and connections with state and federal governments. As part of AEDA’s Business and Investment Team, Ben has a proven track record in attracting investment and providing business support service to assist business growth.

With a host of business support, grants and the latest data insights available, Ben is a great connector to help businesses maximise their opportunities in Adelaide. Ben also plays a pivotal role in maximising the benefits from businesses connecting to Ten Gigabit Adelaide – Australia’s first 10Gbps fibre optic network.

Areas Of Expertise
  • Developing and presenting a compelling proposition to attract new investment
  • Identify and influencing the landscape of the community
  • Environmental industry development opportunities
  • Fostering entrepreneurship through practical programs
  • Knowledge of local and national economic policies, urban planning and business practices
Qualifications & Achievements
  • University of South Australia, 2003 Committee Member, Australia China Business Council- SA Branch (November 2019- present)
  • Executive Officer, Northern Economic Leaders, (2011 – 2017)
  • Treasurer, Northern Advanced Industry Group Inc (2014-16)
  • Judging Panel, Telstra Awards (2013-15)