Our People

Ben Derwent


Ben is the Founder of Derwent, leading the strategy and management of the company. With a hands-on approach, Ben guides client acquisition, relationship management and search outcomes across the business. His primary focus is on private equity relationships and the board practice.

Ben is an entrepreneur who has always thrived in high-risk competitive environments. Decades of extreme sporting endeavours have influenced how he has shaped the firm’s ‘spirit to challenge’ culture and philosophy. It is through Ben’s vision and inspirational leadership that Derwent has been able to impact careers and businesses for over 20 years.