Who we are

Ben Keogh

MD and Founder

The Australian Carbon Traders team is lead by Managing Director and Founder, Ben Keogh. Ben comes from a strong farming background and is a qualified forester and environmentalist. Through his work in whole farm planning, Ben came to the carbon market after meeting landholders who wanted to know more about how to access the carbon industry - on their own terms. He started ACT in 2004 and was soon in demand, providing advice to public and private sectors in carbon sequestration and environmental management. He has worked in the design and implementation of carbon sequestration projects and schemes, has developed methodologies and has been involved in a variety of projects, including the 2006 Commonwealth Games Tree Planting Project and Landcare CarbonSMART. He is also a sought after consultant and passionate speaker in the carbon market.


Over more than 12 years ACT has developed relationships with the leading experts in the many aspects of the Australian carbon industry. Rather than try to do everything ourselves, we use these experts to provide the most up to date advice so that we can focus on what you need.

Climate Friendly

ACT acts as agent for over 60 regeneration projects in regional Australia through our partnership with Climate Friendly.

Aboriginal Carbon Fund

ACT provides commercial access to the carbon credits generated by the Aboriginal Carbon Fund through their projects in northern Australia.

Essential Change Advisory Services

ECAS provide international expertise on carbon markets, keeping us up to date with global activities and developments.


ACT continues to work with a range of clients, including:

Fortescue Metals Group Limited
Northern Agricultural Catchment Council
Dept. of Climate Change & Energy Efficiency
National Center for Sustainability
Morgan Stanley
Tipperary Group of Stations
Landcare Australia Limited
Port Phillip and Westernport CMA (PPWCMA)
Westernport Greenhouse Alliance (WPGA)

Fosters Cascade Green
Transport Accident Commission
Blacktown City Council/regenesis
Gannawarra City Council
Barwon Water
South Gippsland Water
Wannon Water
Coffee Basics
Mornington Peninsula Shire
Mount Alexander Shire
National Centre for Sustainability
and more.