Darren is the CEO of the OZHELP Foundation – an industry focused mental health and suicide prevention organisation that focuses its support services on high-risk male dominated industries such as construction, mining, transport and agriculture.
Darren is passionate about improving mental health and reducing suicide particularly in male dominated high stigma work cultures. This interest was founded over 20 years ago in his first profession as an Army Officer and military veteran.
Darren has contributed to support Suicide Prevention Australia’s recent policy work towards a male suicide strategy and the submission to the Royal Commission into Veterans Suicide.
He is a Director of the Australian Men’s Health Forum (AMHF) and Little Athletics Australia (LAA) and is well versed in executive leadership and good corporate governance. Darren is an experienced NFP CEO having previously led Outward Bound Australia and the NSW PCYC and has worked under very experienced Boards.
Darren has an MBA from Melbourne Business School (2012) and is a Graduate of the AICD (2020).