Christian Bennett is the Group Head of Reputation at Woolworths Group Ltd and a Board Member of both the Australian-American Fulbright Commission and the Royal Institution of Australia. He has 30 years experience in senior roles across both the private and public sectors. Prior to joining Woolworths in 2017, he spent over a decade working on energy-related issues for Santos, BHP Billiton and General Electric, where he led GE’s government relations effort across Australia, NZ, PNG and South-East Asia. In government, Christian spent 14 years in Australia's diplomatic service, including postings in southern Africa, Asia and the United States, as well as secondments as North Asia and Economics adviser in the Office of the Foreign Minister and as an Asia Adviser in the Department of Prime Minister & Cabinet. Christian was promoted into DFAT’s Senior Executive in 2003 and in 2004 appointed Australian High Commissioner to Brunei. He is a former Board member of the Federal Government’s Australia Malaysia Council and the Council on Australia Latin American Relations. Christian holds B.LLB (Hons), B.Comm and MBA degrees from the University of Melbourne.