Darren has been employed within the security industry for 21 years, 18 of which have been within the UK domestic hotel sector. Prior to this he served for 8 years in the Fleet Air Arm of the Royal Navy, operating across Europe, North Africa and South America.
In depth experience of managing security risk within major hotel groups including Forte Hotels as a Hotel Security Manager and Intercontinental Hotels Group as UK Regional Security Manager. He is currently in his 13th year as Head of Group Security for Edwardian Hotels London, a private owner and operator of 12 luxury UK hotels, the majority of which are in central London. Amongst their brands they operate a number of Radisson Blu properties; he sits on the Carlson Rezidor Global Security Council.
He is currently Chairman of the Institute of Hotel Security Management an organisation established in 1987. He is a Director on the Operating Board of ASIS UK Chapter, a certified member of The Security Institute and a member of the Security Commonwealth. His position allows him the opportunity and privilege to represent the industry in a number of other capacities including the role of Industry Sector Lead (hotels) with CSSC.