Christian Bennett was appointed Chief Reputation Officer on 1 September 2021. Christian has 25 years' experience in senior government-related roles, across both private and public sectors.
Christian initially joined Woolworths Group in November 2017 as Group Head of Reputation, Government Relations and Industry Affairs. Previously, he has led government relations efforts for General Electric Inc across Southeast Asia, Australia and New Zealand, for BHP Billiton Ltd and was Group Executive of Public Affairs at Santos Ltd.
In government, Christian spent 14 years in Australia's diplomatic service, including postings in southern Africa, Asia and the United States and secondments into the Office of the Foreign Minister and the Department of Prime Minister & Cabinet.
Christian has an MBA from Melbourne Business School and a Bachelor of Law (Hons) and of Commerce from the University of Melbourne. He is a Board Member of the Australia – US Fulbright Commission and the Royal Institution of Australia.