Who we are
Ventra Capital’s founders and directors are experienced fund management and banking professionals:
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.
Ben has over 30 years’ experience in global credit and fixed income investing, structuring and risk management including 23 years at Deutsche Bank based in Sydney, London, New York and Singapore. With a background in credit risk management, Ben was responsible for the portfolio management of Deutsche Bank Australia's loan portfolio. Ben is a member of the Chartered Accountants 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 from 1990 to 2003 and then 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; member of the Investment Committee of the Paul Ramsay Foundation; director of various listed investment companies (Global Value Fund, Antipodes Global Investment Company, Argo Investments, Hearts and Minds Investments) and founder, director and portfolio manager of Third Link Growth Fund.