Darren was born and raised in Wellington NSW and is part of the Wiradjuri nation which covers a large part of central NSW. Darren’s formal qualifications are a Diploma of Government (Management) and a Certificate 1V in Indigenous Governance (Business).

Darren has an extensive employment record in a diverse range of fields including Local Government, Department of Education, Department of Juvenile Justice, and Greater Western Area Health Service.

Since 2003 Darren has been the Chief Executive Officer of Wellington Aboriginal Corporation Health Service.

He is also a current board member of both Marathon Health and the Western NSW Local Health District and previously held board positions with Western NSW Local Medicare Locals, Greater Western Area Health Service and the Clinical Excellence Advisory Committee which was part of the Clinical Excellence Commission.