Darren is part of the Cardano Group Management Board and is the CEO of Lincoln Pensions. He trained as a Chartered Accountant with the insolvency team at Deloitte in the mid-1990s. He joined Close Brothers in its corporate finance (M&A) division in 1998 becoming a Managing Director in 2006. Following a secondment to The Pensions Regulator, he founded Close Brothers’ pensions advisory business. In 2007 he founded the London office of Lincoln International, an investment bank, comprising corporate finance and pensions advisory services (Lincoln Pensions). In 2016, Lincoln Pensions became part of the Cardano Group, a specialist investment firm. Lincoln Pensions continues to have a strategic alliance with Lincoln International (where Darren also serves as a Senior Advisor to its global business).