Darren has a background in commercial management, being an Associate of the Chartered Institute of Bankers following sixteen years in Retail Banking. This culminated as a Senior Personal Banking Manager within the Guildford Group of Branches, which was comprised of 9 branches and 140 staff.
A career change into IT in the late 1990s has led to a number of senior IT positions with world-class organisations in the travel and transport industry. With his strategic C-suite-oriented approach to IT leadership – and his infectious energy – Darren has successfully delivered multi-million business transformations for e-commerce sites, ERP implementations, outsourcing and off-shoring including multiple agile transformations
In addition he is Prince2 Practitioner, Prince2 Agile Practitioner, DSDM Atern Agile PM Practitioner, APMG Facilitation Practitioner, Certified Scrum Master, Kanban Practitioner and SAFe Program Consultant.
A committee member of the BCS Agile Specialist Interest Group, Treasurer of BCS Kent Branch and an co-author of the BCS Book “Agile Foundations – Principles Practices and Frameworks” and a reviewer of “Agile Financial Management