Chris Cuffe AO
Hearts and Minds Investments Ltd (HM1)
Commencing his career as a chartered accountant, Chris Cuffe entered the funds management industry in 1985. In 1988 he joined Colonial First State where he was CEO from 1990 until 2003. In 2003 he became CEO of the listed Challenger Group.
Chris is now involved in a portfolio of activities in the investment and non-profit sectors which include:
- member of the Investment Committee of UniSuper, which provides superannuation services to employees of Australia's higher education and research sector;
- chairman of Australian Philanthropic Services and Atrium Investment Management;
- director of various listed companies including Global Value Fund, Antipodes Global Investment Company, Argo Investments and Class; and
- founder, directors and manager of Third Link Growth Fund.
Chris was previously a non-executive director of UniSuper from 2007 to 2017, of which the last six years was as Chairman.
In October 2007 Chris was inducted into the Australian Fund Manager’s RBS Hall of Fame for services to the investment industry. In 2017 he was appointed as an Officer in the General Division of the Order of Australia.
Chris holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of New South Wales and a Diploma from the Securities Institute of Australia. He is a Fellow of the Chartered Accountants in Australia and New Zealand, a Fellow of the Institute of Company Directors and an Associate of the Financial Services Institute of Australasia.