Ben Coleman


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Ben is an accomplished professional with over 20 years’ experience in strategy, transformation and program delivery. He has held both executive and consulting roles with some of Australia’s leading companies including ASX top 25 such as Westpac, IAG, Wesfarmers, Accenture, Colonial and MLC.

A strategist, who can collaborate and influence at the highest level, Ben has a proven track record in building competitive advantage, leading change, and delivering strong financial returns through the design and execution of comprehensive growth strategies, disruptor platforms, and large scale business transformation programs across established and start-up/ challenger businesses.

An innovator with a tenacious and determined approach, he has designed, led and delivered change programs with market leading outcomes for several well known brands such as NRMA, Coles Insurance, SGIO, SGIC and OAMPS. Key change programs include customer innovation, operational remediation, customer segmentation strategy, digital disruption, offshoring, IT platform integration, product architecture, low cost operating model design, change management & culture programs.

Ben is a leader focused on removing complex barriers to execution, with an ability to adapt quickly when environments change, supported by a commercially savvy leadership style that embraces collaboration, trust, integrity and accountability.


Ben believes that you need not only great strategy, but brilliant execution. He has led solution design and program delivery across operational remediation, customer innovation, low-cost operating model design applying pragmatic agile project methodologies.


Ben provides clients with the necessary expertise and support to achieve the best possible results, no matter how complex the environment.


As an experienced practitioner, he is focused on removing internal barriers to execution, with an ability to adapt quickly when environments change. Along with the team he is advising, he takes full accountability for delivery.


Ben is a trusted strategic and program delivery advisor with an honest, inclusive, pragmatic and determined approach that fast track results. With Ben, what you see is what you get.


He has had an extensive portfolio of clients that have recently included icare, EML, Swiss RE, and RAA.


Ben is a founding partner of The Bridge and joined the team as he believes in the new challenger consulting model, the value for money it brings to its clients and its culture.