Board Members

Dr Ben McKee

Industry Director

Dr Ben McKee is currently the Chief Operating Officer (COO) for Hive & Wellness Australia (HWA), previously known as Capilano Honey Limited, the largest packer of honey in Australia.  He has been in this role since October 2019.  In a previous role, he was appointed Capilano Honey Ltd Chief Executive Officer on 1 July 2012 and Managing Director on 31 May 2013. He has been an employee of HWA and Capilano Honey for over 18 years.  Dr McKee has a Bachelor of Agricultural Science Degree (Honours), a PhD in a field of study related to the honey industry and is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. Previously, Dr McKee worked with the University of Melbourne and within the Victorian Department of Primary Industries, as well as managing his own commercial beekeeping enterprise.