Darren has over 25 years of experience within the hospitality, licensed, retail and Hotel industry. He has worked in partnership with leading organisations within the UK, Middle East, Australia, Bermuda, The Caribbean & USA.
Prior to joining Russell Partnership Consulting, Darren completed a number of Brand Development Projects for restaurants and large event concepts by delivering the food and beverage strategy; delivering the design; establishing the process of the operation; creating menu content and undertaking commercial costing.
Having worked in a number of capacities from General Manager, Regional Manager, F&B Operations Manager, Head of Brand Standards, Director of Dining & Retail and more recently as Commercial Director, Managing Director and Head of Brand Development – Darren’s experience ensures that projects deliver commercially viable solutions.
Darrens’ passion for great food and service together with his operational skill and experience across the sector is invaluable his consulting input throughout the Middle East.
Darrens’ experience has delivered opportunities to lead large commercial management projects focusing on change, processes, systems, team coaching and mentoring. In 2015 Darren was invited to lead a team in “The Global Management Challenge”, an International Competition of Business Strategy and Management with teams from various business sectors from around the world. He represented a team from the UK and Middle East, where he achieved a place in the final in Kuwait