Ben Kepes

BLAKE Leader, Technology Entrepreneur and Mentor

With a wide range of interests and skills, Ben Kepes has had a variety of vocations over the years. Ben is a professional board member, a globally-recognized technology commentator, and co-founder of a successful workwear and outdoor equipment brand.

Ben has served on the boards of a number of non-profit, privately held and listed companies in New Zealand and the UK. He has won a number of accolades including being a recipient of the Sir Peter Blake Leadership Award in 2016.

Outside of his professional life, Ben has found the time to build his own house, qualify as a paramedic, raise two sons and undertake significant work in the community, emergency services, and not-for-profit sectors.

Ben has been an investor in a large number of early-stage technology startups across three continents and has had successful exits to listed and privately held companies in Canada, the US, and the UK. He has served on the advisory boards of a number of technology startups in New Zealand, Australia, the US, and the UK.