Ben Hutt is the CEO and Managing Director of Evergen, Australia’s fastest growing solar and battery systems provider with the only CSIRO-developed, intelligent energy management system.
Ben is extremely passionate about the environment and envisions that ten years from now, more than 50% of the world’s energy will be generated through renewable sources, which will lead to significant economic and social changes in Australia and globally.
An innovation leader, Ben has supported hundreds of Australian entrepreneurs over the last few years and was formerly Chief Program Director and Entrepreneur in Residence at Australia’s leading provider of corporate innovation programs, Slingshot. Prior to this, Ben’s roles include CEO of jobadvisor.com and Talent Party. For five years, Ben also co-founded and led a global startup, the Search Party Group, raising over $20 million in ventured and institutional capital. He went on to list the business on the ASX in 2016 and win the prestigious Westpac Businesses of Tomorrow award in 2017.
Supplementing his startup career, Ben comes from a strong business background with over 15 years’ experience in management consulting and problem solving with top-tier firms including Macquarie Group and PwC Consulting.
Ben is a long-time supporter and ambassador of Opportunity International Australia and also donates his time to The Hunger Project and other causes. Ben is fluent in French.