Darren has extensive experience in tourism, leisure, and sport. Key areas of expertise include strategic, business and feasibility planning, destination/attraction brand development, management, marketing and corporate partnerships. Darren established SportsHosts in January 2016 after a year of extensive research into digital travel opportunities.
Between 2006-2014 Darren worked in several executive roles for the Grollo Group predominately with Grollo Leisure and Tourism (GLT). Key projects at GLT included Mt Buller Ski Lifts strategic and business plans, Mt Buller brand revitalization, the development and management of the Medibank Icehouse, integration of new businesses including Altitude Retail, Mogul Ski World, and Jigsaw Travel.
Darren joined GLT after three years at Zoos Victoria, where he held the position of Director of Commerce and Marketing after joining as the Corporate Marketing and Communications Manager.