Darren Barker- Trustee

Darren Barker

Darren trained in Business Management and then qualified as a Chartered Management Accountant, spending the early years of his career in finance roles specialising in decision support and investment appraisal.  He has broad sector knowledge spanning retail, telecoms and travel.  He is currently providing finance and strategy consulting in the telecoms industry.

Prior to that, Darren spent 12 years in the Hospitality and Travel industry in general management roles and served for 6 years as CEO of Hostelling International, working closely with YHA’s from all around the globe.

Darren loves travel and Hostelled both at home in the UK and internationally.  He is passionate about young people having previously served as a Scout leader and worked in partnership with the likes of the International Duke of Edinburgh Award and World Association of Girl Guides.

Darren is partially sighted and also serves as a trustee for the Vision Foundation.

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