Who we are
Ventra Capital’s Directors have over 80 years combined experience in funds management and lending. They each bring a unique set of skills and perspective to the table, which together create an impressive team with superior credentials.
Derek has over 25 years’ experience in financial services, including senior technology roles at the Challenger Group and Colonial First State. Derek is a franchise owner of FIFO Capital - a leading lender of invoice and supply chain finance in Australia. Derek’s first-hand experience in owning and managing a lending business brings unique insights and superior knowledge to the Ventra Capital team.
Ben has over 30 years’ experience in global credit and fixed income investing, structuring and risk management. Ben built his career at Deutsche Bank where he held a number of senior positions in their Sydney, London, New York and Singapore offices. Ben’s expertise in credit risk management led to him being responsible for the portfolio management of Deutsche Bank Australia's loan portfolio. Ben is a member of the Chartered Accountants of Australia and New Zealand.
Chris Cuffe AO
Chris has over 35 years’ experience in the funds management industry in roles including CEO of Colonial First State and CEO of the Challenger Group. Chris is involved in a portfolio of activities in the investment and non-profit sectors which include: member of the Investment Committee of UniSuper; chairman of Australian Philanthropic Services, Hearts & Minds Investments and Atrium Investment Management; director of various listed investment companies (Global Value Fund, Antipodes Global Investment Company, Argo Investments and Class) and founder, director and manager of Third Link Growth Fund.
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