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Ben Rimmer

CEO, Homes Victoria

Ben is the inaugural CEO of Homes Victoria, the new Victorian Government agency responsible for social and affordable housing. He has re-joined the Victorian Public Service after 12 years in senior leadership positions with the Australian Government and with the City of Melbourne, where he was CEO.

Ben Rimmer has been the Director of Housing since December 2019 and has supported the Government’s consideration of the largest social and affordable housing investment and reform agenda in Victorian history. For much of 2020 he has also had the position of Associate Secretary, a role created to support the Department’s COVID-19 response.

In the Victorian Department of Premier and Cabinet and the Australian Government Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet, Ben led work on social policy, Commonwealth-State reform and service delivery. He then spent time in operational leadership and change management, as Associate Secretary of the Commonwealth Department of Human Services. Through his work with the City of Melbourne, Ben has significant experience in urban renewal, property development, planning and homelessness. His interests outside of work include the role of Chair of the Australian Youth Orchestra. He is a National Fellow of the Institute of Public Administration and serves on the board of the Victorian chapter.