Ben Wyatt was Australia’s first Indigenous Australian Treasurer, appointed to that position when Labor won the State election in 2017.

Testament to his capability, capacity and strong work ethic, he also held while in office the port folios of Minister for Finance, Aboriginal Affairs, Lands and Energy.

Elected to the Legislative Assembly in 2006 after a bi-election for the seat of Victoria Park, Ben served with devotion and distinction in an area in which he lived more than 20 years.

Ben holds a Masters Degree with Distinction from the London School of Economics and a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Western Australia.

Of Yamatji heritage, he also served on the National Board of Indigenous Business Australia and as an officer in the Australian army – following his graduation from the Royal Military College, Duntroon.

His career began in WA as a barrister and solicitor where he served as counsel for the Director of Public Prosecutions.