Originally from Balclutha, he attended St Andrew’s College from 2001 – 2005 and was part of their two National Championship successes in 2001 and as Pipe Major in 2006.
He was also a member of the NZ Police and Manawatu Scottish pipe band’s when they won the New Zealand National Championships in 2007 & 2008 respectively and also qualified for the World Championship Final with Manawatu in 2011.
In 2007, Ben relocated to Perth to be a fully employed bagpiper with the Western Australia Police (WAPOL). During his time there he was promoted to the position of Pipe Sergeant in 2008 and was a member of their Australian National Championships success in 2012.
Being a keen composer, Ben brings his own distinctive style to the band’s musical arrangements and has written a number of tunes that have been played around the world as part of successful Medleys, Street Marches and Suites.