McKinnon Prize 2022 Shortlisting Committee

Ben Oquist

Ben Oquist is Climate and ESG Director at Australian Government relations firm DPG advisory solutions. As previous head of one of the country’s most influential think tanks, the Australia Institute, Ben earned a reputation for his ability to work with all sides of politics to deliver progressive policy outcomes.. He was long-term chief of staff to Australian Greens Leader Bob Brown and helped negotiate the Clean Energy Package between the Greens and the Gillard Labor Government. Ben is a regular commentator on Australian politics and policy.