Darren is an established operational specialist whose reputation for delivering sustained performance turnaround, has been earned in both leadership and consultancy roles in a career spanning more than twenty years. From an engineering background, he developed his Japanese manufacturing knowledge through his management roles within the aerospace industry, which enabled him to make the fluent transition into management consultancy. It was here that Darren broadened his expertise, both in terms of skill and industry breadth; he became an accomplished practitioner in business process re-engineering, world class manufacturing and change management, delivering high quality results for his blue chip clients in aerospace, financial services, agrichemicals and latterly pharmaceuticals and biotech. Interspersed with consultancy, Darren reinforced his experience by fulfilling a number of senior operational and interim positions, one of which delivered a business turnaround for a VC backed MBO. Over the past 8 years Darren has drawn upon his know how from developed industries and has translated and implemented best practices into the complex GMP arena of biopharma manufacturing. Darren has gone on to become a founder and Director of the BioPhorum Operations Group (BPOG), which coordinates and facilitates knowledge exchange and collaboration across the biotech industry.