Kerrin Benson

Managing Director

A little about me


The Chief Executive Officer of MDA Ltd, Kerrin Benson is a Director of Welcome Residential.

Since graduating with a Bachelor of Social Work in 1984, Kerrin has worked equally in both government and non-government sectors in the areas of multiculturalism, community development, child protection, domestic violence and social housing. Kerrin joined MDA in 2004 and has overseen the growth of the business from a turnover of $1.5 million to more than $42 million.

Prior to joining MDA, Kerrin was Queensland Government’s State Manager of Crisis and Transitional Housing (1994-2002) and an Assistant Director of Refugee Housing in London (2002-2004).  

Kerrin is or has been on a number of Boards and Councils across all levels of Government, including the Federal Minister’s Council on Asylum Seekers in Detention, Queensland Government’s Multicultural Queensland Advisory Council and Brisbane City Council’s Inclusive Brisbane Board



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Woollongabba Qld 4102