Darren Scammell is a Grant Thornton partner and the National Head of Financial Services. He is also is a leader for Grant Thornton’s ESG advisory and assurance offering. With a background in internal and external audit Darren joined Grant Thornton in July 2018. He has over 24 years as a partner with Grant Thornton and a Big 4 accounting firm. Darren meets APRA’s fit and proper requirements as an auditor for insurance, banking and superannuation entities. As a past President of CAANZ, he has a passion for the accounting profession, particularly in education and the impact that sustainability reporting will have in the near future. He is also a specialist in SME integrated reporting and thinking, and understands the need to support accountants and clients in this regard.