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The Interview: Jeff Chapman in conversation

The  founder of our parent company, Bangarra Family Office, shares a rare insight into his life, covering his upbringing, football career, entrepreneurship across various businesses, and philanthropic endeavours.


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As one of Australia’s most successful business and philanthropic figures, Jeff’s career and influence extends across a diverse range of industries, including professional sports, media production, property development, funds management and global equities.

At the conclusion of an AFL career, Jeff transitioned into business, founding Sportsworld Media Group in 1991 before expanding the firm in Britain, where it listed on the London Stock Exchange in 1998.

Following the sale of his stake in the business, in 2000 Jeff launched what was then called the Bennelong Group, with a mandate of investing in businesses and operating real estate across England, the Middle East and Australia.

In 2002 Jeff launched Bennelong Funds Management, which now has in excess of $15bn of assets under management across multiple boutiques and offices across the globe.

Jeff is also a respected philanthropist via the Bennelong Foundation, in which his share of the profits from Bennelong Funds Management are channelled into a range of charitable causes in both Australia and the UK, with over 50 projects and 700 grants distributed with an end value in excess of $15m.

Through the Bangarra Family Office, Jeff manages his extensive investment interests including in Crown Golf, Bennelong Funds Management and commercial property holdings.