Ben Pennings

Coal and Gas Campaigner

Ben Pennings/Coal and Gas Campaigner

Ben is an experienced campaigner, organiser and activist who has spent over 30 years working towards social and climate justice. He will bring passion and experience to the role of Coal and Gas Campaigner for QCC, challenging both government and business to lift their games towards a healthier future.

Ben's experience ranges from supporting marginalised communities to owning a large mental health service, from engaging Queensland Cabinet through to grassroots activism and travelling on the Rainbow Warrior II.

His colourful life brings with it both respect and notoriety. Both are valuable in his greatest passion, protecting the lives and livelihoods of his children and beyond.

Subject matter expertise

  • Activism
  • Campaigning
  • Coal
  • Community organising
  • Fossil fuels
  • Organising