Ben van Delden
Partner, AgTech Leader and Head of Markets, KPMG Australia
Over his 19 years at KPMG Ben van Delden has specialised in providing audit, accounting, innovation and business growth services to public and private organisations operating in agribusiness, consumer and industrial markets, transport and logistics, entertainment, media and real estate. As Head of Markets for KPMG Australia Ben and his specialist business development teams’ work to support clients build, protect and realise their value. Driven by a clear sense of purpose and a passion for the food and agribusiness sectors, Ben has worked extensively in this sector on both sides of the Tasman. He was a judge and steering committee member of the New Zealand Food Awards (2010-2014) and an active participant in New Zealand’s agribusiness industry before relocating to Australia in 2014, where he now leads KPMG’s AgTech sector team and SmartAgriculture stream KPMG’s Internet of Things business. Raised in an entrepreneurial family Ben has worked in family businesses in aquaculture, livestock, horticulture, tourism and food. Ben enjoys applying his experience from working with start-ups to the emerging fields of AgTech and SmartAgriculture, developing solutions to sector challenges and opportunities. As a chartered accountant Ben has worked on various client assignments in markets across Australia, Europe, Japan, New Zealand and South America. As Head of Markets for Australia Ben works closely with counterparts across KPMG’s regional and global network to ensure KPMG clients access the specialist expertise needed for them to prosper across the markets important to them.