ISP: SENIOR MANAGEMENT TEAM
Group Chief Financial Officer
Darren grew up in Yorkshire, UK and was the first of his family to go to university (Loughborough), where he studied Physics. Despite finishing with a first-class degree in Physics, he opted to become a Chartered Accountant, and over 30 years ago moved to London to start his career with PwC. Since qualifying as a chartered accountant, Darren has worked in several senior finance roles in different sectors and has had the privilege of working with many people around the world and getting to know and understand different cultures. He has significant experience in tax, M&A and global portfolio management and has been in senior Finance Director roles at both divisional and Plc level in FTSE100 and FTSE350 companies and been through an IPO process floating Easyhotel Plc. Darren joined the International Schools Partnership (ISP) in September 2016 as Chief Financial Officer.
Darren’s wife owns a pre-school forest-based nursery for 70 children where you can find him most weekends enjoying the outdoors being the handyman and looking after the ducks, chickens, rabbits and guinea pigs. He has been an active trustee for Street Child United since 2013, campaigning for 200 million+ street connected children across the world and has seen and heard first-hand the desire and importance of education for these children.
Darren enjoys spending time with his wife, four children and two dogs when not working and is an active runner and keen 5-aside football player.
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