Travels from: Queensland
Manager of Brand and Communications at Orange Sky Laundry
Categories: Branding & Marketing, Communication
Full Presenter Profile & Bio
Ben Knight is the Manager of Brand and Communications at Orange Sky. He has a broad portfolio which includes developing Orange Sky’s creative content and messaging, supporting all external communication channels and executing national campaigns.
Ben developed the Brand & Communications strategy and team and has been fundamental to the organisations’ growth.The quality of Orange Sky’s visual content has increased since Ben joined the team. He has elevated the organisation’s storytelling culture and has helped the community to authentically understand the purpose of Orange Sky’s existence.
Ben played a key role in Orange Sky’s expansion into the remote communities of Lockhart River and Palm Island, engaging local communities to support Orange Sky’s understanding and entry into these communities.
Ben has a rich work history. He has previously worked as a Senior Advisor to the Queensland Family and Child Commission. In this role, he advocated for the rights of young people in and out of care and supported young people to speak about their own rights. Ben also worked as a Senior Advisor for Queensland Corrective Services where he, in consultation with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities, reviewed and redesigned programs relating to alcohol, drugs and family violence. He supported the development of transition models for people leaving incarceration as well as training packages to support reintegration into the community.
Ben is focused on empowering people with diverse backgrounds and challenging histories to tell their stories. This work has included visual storytelling pieces with organisations such as the Hope Foundation and Boomerang Festival. Parallel to this work, Ben has operated a photography business and has created and edited two magazines in the music industry.
Ben is collaborative, creative, innovative and adaptable. He has limitless energy and passion for Orange Sky and is always looking for opportunities to further the organisations’ mission and to demystify what it means to experience homelessness.
His speaking topics include:
- The Power of a Conversation
- Growth of a For-Purpose Organisation
- Fostering Innovation and Social Entrepreneurship
- Using Technology to Drive Innovation and Efficiency