Ben Franklin headshot

The Hon. Ben Franklin

Parliamentary Secretary for Energy, NSW Government

Opening Plenary

9.00 – 10.00 | Thursday 13 June 2019

The Hon Ben Franklin MLC was elected to the Legislative Council for the NSW Nationals in 2015.

He was appointed Parliamentary Secretary for Energy and the Arts after the March 2019 election and previously held the roles of Parliamentary Secretary for Renewable Energy and Northern NSW, and Deputy Government Whip.

Ben is a passionate advocate for regional communities. He is also a strong supporter of an energy future that is clean, green, reliable and affordable.

Ben has spoken at a range of conferences and events including the South East Region of Renewable Energy Excellence in Canberra Business Forum and the 2017 Community Energy Congress in Melbourne.

From 2008 to 2015 Ben served as the State Director of the NSW Nationals. Prior to this role, he was the Communications Director for UNICEF Australia.