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“Darren has an almost unique perspective on policy having worked for government, the PLSA, and master trusts such as Smart Pension and People’s Pension. He is able to cut through the complexity and look through different lenses to deliver solutions-based approaches to industry challenges. His insightful, collaborative, challenging but open approach are his strengths in policy, PR, advocacy, influencing and taking people with him.”

Ruston Smith, Chair Tesco Pension Scheme

“Darren is a true pensions influencer who I have known since his days working for the NAPF (PLSA) and someone who has become a regular commentator and judge for Professional Pensions. He is both very knowledgeable and engaging when dealing with the media and his straightforward, considered and sensitive approach means he consistently gets positive results. He is on our ‘go-to’ list of people to speak to when I want insight into what is going on in the industry and someone who I can highly recommend.”

Jonathan Stapleton, Editor Professional Pensions

"I've worked with Darren for a number of years at both the People's Pension and, more recently, at Smart Pension. He certainly knows his way around the policy and public relations environment and has always been at the forefront of arguing for change. Darren's a principled person, with strong roots in doing the right thing and arguing for change on the basis of evidence and research. Darren is one of the industry's thought leaders and is highly skilled in the policy, PR and advocacy sphere."

Jamie Fiveash, CEO Smart Pension UK

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