Ben Rutherford

  • Marketing Manager

Ben started with Apricity in 2020 through his links with Randwick Rugby Club, whom Apricity has sponsored for a number of years.

As a senior marketing, events, partnerships & operations executive, Ben has previously worked for industry leaders in the entertainment world including Southern Cross Austereo (Triple M, 2DayFM), Event Hospitality & Entertainment (Event Cinemas, QT Hotels, Moonlight Cinema, Thredbo Ski Resort, State Theatre) and Sony Music. He enjoys leading and mentoring teams plus building relationships with a wide variety of stakeholders.

With a huge passion for all sports – Ben coaches rugby union outside of work at a semi-professional level. Based in Sydney with wife Karlie and young kids Charlotte and Paddy, he is family-focused and happiest enjoying good company and a few laughs.

What characteristic do you most admire in others?
Honesty + a sense of humour. I struggle with people who aren't willing to be upfront or hide things plus like to enjoy a laugh.
What is the best advice you have ever been given?
Ask questions - don't be afraid or worried to ask something that might feel stupid.
What are you most proud of?
It'll sound corny but my wife, Karlie, who is an incredible woman. After effectively being pregnant for 2 years (our two kids are 13 months apart), she's back at work in her role as an entertainment journalist, in an incredibly competitive + tough environment, interviewing some of the biggest stars in the world on a regular basis. On top of that, she helps me juggle family life and is really supportive of my rugby coaching which takes up a fair bit of time, outside of work.
What’s one thing you couldn’t live without?
Family. I come from a really tight-knit unit and have been very lucky to marry into something very similar on my wife's side. Everyone gets along and actually genuinely enjoys each other's company. I really enjoy the time we spend together and can't wait to see my kids grow up with their cousins and be tight as thieves.
What was the best concert you ever attended?
I love music and previously worked in the music industry so have a few. Foo Fighters at The Metro, Coldplay at the SFS and U2 at ANZ Stadium.
What’s your favourite time of year?
I'm a rugby union nut and it's played in winter BUT how can you beat an Aussie summer - perfect warm weather, long days at the beach or in the pool followed by a BBQ and beers with friends or family.
What is your favourite quote?
It's not a quote but these lyrics from The Gambler by Kenny Rogers can be used in so many different life situations:

You've got to know when to hold 'em
Know when to fold 'em
Know when to walk away
And know when to run

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