Fellows of Senate

Benjamin (Ben) George Veness

Mr Ben Veness served for two years between 2010 and 2012 as the Fellow of Senate elected by and from the undergraduate students of the University.

Ben's terms of office as a Fellow of Senate:

  • term 1: 1 December 2010 - 30 November 2011 (one year)
  • term 2: 1 December 2011 - 30 November 2012 (one year)

Ben was a member of the Safety and Risk Management Committee from 1 August 2011 to 30 November 2012, and on 6 August 2012 was appointed to the Nomination and Appointments Committee in the category of student Fellow for the search process for the position of Chancellor, with which the Committee had been charged.

His email address is: bven5712@uni.sydney.edu.au


Fellow of Senate, 2010 - 2012

Ben is a candidate for the degree of Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery at the University of Sydney.

He holds a Bachelor of Accounting, is a Graduate Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and has 6 years’ experience across Group Strategy at Westpac and in finance/accounting roles at Westpac, Unilever and Macquarie Bank: an analyst/senior analyst, Group Strategy at Westpac (2007-2010), a casual academic (tutor) in the School of Accounting, UTS (2008, 2009), a finance graduate at Westpac (2005-2007) and an intern at Unilever (2004) and at Macquarie Bank (2002).

Ben holds the Sharp Medical Scholarship at St Paul’s College (2010-2012) and was the producer of Cadavatar, the Faculty of Medicine Revue in 2010. He was awarded a Cooperative Education Program Scholarship at UTS (2002-2004) and studied on exchange at the University of Ottawa, Canada (2004).

Ben is also a Councillor of the Australian Medical Association (New South Wales), elected by and from the student member class, and a member of its Audit Committee.