Daren is a graduate of Stirling University having read Marketing with German and is a member of three professional bodies: he is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England & Wales (ICAEW), an Associate of the Association of Corporate Treasurers (ACT) and a Chartered Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Securities and Investment (CISI). Daren has been a Board Member and Advisor to the ICAEW in the GCC Region since 2007.
An experienced stakeholder-focused finance professional Daren has a proven track record in Finance, Treasury sales, M&A, Risk Management and Audit with nearly 30 years’ experience in Banking and Financial Services spanning Audit, Corporate Finance, Risk, Strategy, Business Finance, Global Markets Sales, Treasury, Wholesale Bank, FI sales and latterly CFO positions.
Previous and current roles have also required being an agent of change, managing people within a culturally diverse environment and empowering people to develop their strengths and deliver their best performance.
He has worked in the UK and across Latin America, Africa and the Middle East with both international and local financial institutions. Specifically he has lived in UK, Botswana, UAE, Bahrain, Qatar and Oman providing Treasury and Corporate Banking solutions to clients and has successfully executed a number of “1st to market products” as well as driving businesses as a CFO as part of executive committees or accountable executive.
Daren is married with 2 boys, the eldest (19) at university and the youngest (16) at school in Edinburgh.