Darren is an accomplished executive with close to 20 years international cyber risk and security experience. He is currently in the role of Group Chief Information Security Risk Officer at Standard Chartered Bank, based in Singapore with a global scope. Darren also serves as volunteer on the executive advisory board for cyber at Australia’s Deakin University.
He is the former Group Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) at Qantas Airlines in Australia, and, before coming to live in Australia, the former Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) at IHS Markit, a global FinTech headquartered in the UK. He has also held various senior international cyber security leadership roles at Symantec and IBM.
In 2016, Darren featured on the front cover of SC Magazine (an award-winning cybersecurity media publication) then, in 2017, was named in the top 100 Chief Information Security Officers globally. In 2018 he co-founded Cyber Leadership Institute, which delivers executive cyber leadership programs to support the next generation of cyber leaders and he remains the chairman.