Daren brings significant experience to Fulcrum, gained from various senior financial roles in the construction, mechanical and electrical engineering, defence and energy services sectors. He also joins the Board of the Group.
His most recent role was as Group Finance Officer and primary Board member of The Byrne Group. During his tenure, the construction services provider, which works across a range of public and private sectors, achieved a turnover in excess of £300m.
Previously, Daren held the position of Group Finance Director at leading independent engineering and services business, NG Bailey.
He also spent four years in Switzerland as Vice President of Finance for utilities provider TXU Europe and was also CFO for both Serco (Defence and Aerospace) and Raytheon Systems Limited.
In taking on his new role at Fulcrum, Daren succeeds Hazel Griffiths who has played an instrumental role in the performance and expansion of the business across the utility infrastructure market.
Daren said: “I’m very proud to join Fulcrum and am focused on supporting the implementation of its growth strategy, which is enabling the company to build upon its already considerable achievements by exploring new opportunities in a sustainable manner. “With the drive towards low-emission and low-carbon energy this is a pivotal time for the utilities infrastructure sector and an agile company like Fulcrum is well-placed to support the evolving needs of both commercial and residential developments.”
Martin Harrison, Chief Executive of Fulcrum, said: “We are delighted that Daren has joined the business. His financial experience and expertise gained across several complementary sectors will be invaluable as we continue to develop and expand our operations across new and existing markets.
“I’d also like to express our thanks Hazel Griffiths for the contribution she has made to Fulcrum during a period of growth, which helped establish the business as a dynamic group of companies.”