Ben Pole – Currently Chief Operating Officer – Economic Development and Marketing at Ipswich City Council

Motivated by scalable strategic change for cities and regions.

Driving strategic and operational direction of Economic Development, Smart Digital City, Marketing and Communications, Tourism and Events, and Media staff and resources for Queensland’s fastest growing city. Measuring success through factors of market shifts, economic outcomes, industry evolution, and community benefit.

Previously Director of Strategy, Marketing and Communications at Gold Coast Tourism Corporation.

Leading the integrated programs and performance for one of Australia’s most successful destination marketing organisations to achieve key market advantage and new market success. Particular focus on developing industry leading digital networks, multi-channel content marketing, and systematic change management.


Master of Business Administration from RMIT University

Master of International Relations from Griffith University

Bachelor of Communications from Griffith University

Certified Practising Marketer from Australian Marketing Institute

View Ben's Linkedin