A High-Achieving Team

Board & Management

Board of Directors

 Christopher Bregenhoj

Christopher Bregenhoj

CHARTERED ACCOUNTANT, FAICD, FFIN

Chairman

Christopher is an Australian Chartered Accountant, bringing strong accounting, tax and corporate finance practices with over 45 years business experience in Public Accountancy, Investment Banking and the Private...

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Christopher Bregenhoj

CHARTERED ACCOUNTANT, FAICD, FFIN

Chairman

Christopher is an Australian Chartered Accountant, bringing strong accounting, tax and corporate finance practices with over 45 years business experience in Public Accountancy, Investment Banking and the Private Equity space, both in Australia and Hong Kong (1976 to 1989). Christopher was a Co-founder and Executive Director responsible for corporate finance, acquisitions, in-house legal and HR from 2002 to 2015, of what is now ASX listed oOh!media Limited [OML], which is now one of Australia’s largest out-of-home billboard media companies. In 2012, Christopher entered into a joint venture to acquire and redevelop the property “Astonia” on Cliff Street overlooking Lavender Bay, North Sydney. Astonia’s six house size apartments sold for $44.6 million in 2016, setting a lower North Shore record. He is currently part of a consortium developing a 24 storey 220 residential apartment complex on First Avenue, Blacktown.

Christopher has been Chairman of Vertua Limited since September 2014 and sits on various Boards in the investment banking, freight forwarding, IT and property development space and brings invaluable experience and leadership to the Vertua team.

 James Manning

James Manning

B. BUS (ACCOUNTING), M. BUS (FINANCE), FAICD

Director

James’ background in property development and professional services has given him a unique insight into both practical deliverables as well as complex regulatory and cross board transactions. James...

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James Manning

B. BUS (ACCOUNTING), M. BUS (FINANCE), FAICD

Director

James’ background in property development and professional services has given him a unique insight into both practical deliverables as well as complex regulatory and cross board transactions. James has a Master’s in Business Finance with a Bachelor of Accounting and has operated a Family Office for over 10 years. James’ earlier career exposed him to having owned and operated numerous successful Hotels in the greater Sydney region and brings unique experience in both the property and hospitality space. As the current Managing Director of Vertua Limited, James has successfully invested and managed a number of developments across Australia and New Zealand.

James is also the founder and the CEO of Mawson Infrastructure (former Cosmos Capital) (Inc), a global leading–edge distributed asset infrastructure company, established to leverage an opportunity which currently exists in the marketplace.

 Benjamin Doyle

Benjamin Doyle

LICENSED REINSW REAL ESTATE AGENT

Ben founded Fiducia Property Group and has run it for over 17 years, where he has developed more than $480M+ of property developments. Ben is an active Industry...

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Benjamin Doyle

LICENSED REINSW REAL ESTATE AGENT

Ben founded Fiducia Property Group and has run it for over 17 years, where he has developed more than $480M+ of property developments. Ben is an active Industry member contributing to various industry panels including 2 for the HIA which is the official body of Australia's home building industry.

Ben & the Fiducia Team have been recognised within the development industry having won various awards including HIA 2015 ‘NSW Development of the year sub $5mil’ & UDIA 2019 Awards For Excellence – NSW Winner of Small Scale Infill Development of the year.

Executive Team

 Kelly McNeill

Kelly McNeill

CA, MTax, BCom (Accounting & Finance)

Partner - First Equity

Kelly is a Partner at First Equity. Having spent 12 years working with private clients and family offices in Big 4 and mid-tier firms,...

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Kelly McNeill

CA, MTax, BCom (Accounting & Finance)

Partner - First Equity

Kelly is a Partner at First Equity. Having spent 12 years working with private clients and family offices in Big 4 and mid-tier firms, Kelly brings a wealth of experience in taxation advisory and compliance services. Kelly works closely with a broad range of clients to develop tailored and effective solutions for managing their tax and financial affairs.

Kelly is a Chartered Accountant and holds a Master of Taxation and a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of NSW.

 Olga Shtifelman

Olga Shtifelman

BBIS, MAICD

Head of Operations

Olga is the Head of Operations in Vertua Group. Olga has had over 7 years’ experience in the banking & finance and property sectors,...

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Olga Shtifelman

BBIS, MAICD

Head of Operations

Olga is the Head of Operations in Vertua Group. Olga has had over 7 years’ experience in the banking & finance and property sectors, with strong people management and organizational skills. Olga has a Bachelor of Management and Business Information Systems and is currently undergoing her Master’s in Business Administration at the UTS Sydney.

Olga is responsible for formulation and execution of the business strategy in collaboration with other senior management, overseeing company’s administrative and operational functions including designing policies, regulatory compliance and implementing technology solutions, ensuring operational excellence company-wide.

 Priya Krishnamurthy

Priya Krishnamurthy

BS Electronics, CoA Accounting, CertDIF ACCA

Group Financial Controller

Priya is Vertua’s Financial Controller, managing the group’s Financial operations and reporting. Priya is a resourceful corporate finance leader with expertise in financial operations...

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Priya Krishnamurthy

BS Electronics, CoA Accounting, CertDIF ACCA

Group Financial Controller

Priya is Vertua’s Financial Controller, managing the group’s Financial operations and reporting. Priya is a resourceful corporate finance leader with expertise in financial operations and 14 years of experience across Australia, India and US at start-ups and multinational companies. Her motto is to leverage technology in building intelligent business practices returning valuable time for challenging and fulfilling work within the company.