Darren joined Grit in October 2018 to head up Grit’s investor relations function following its successful debut on the main market of the LSE earlier that year. A former Director and Head of CEMEA equity sales at Deutsche Bank (London), he successfully led the distribution of numerous initial public offerings, block trades and secondary market sell downs across local emerging market and London Stock Exchanges.

Prior to joining Deutsche Bank in 2006, Darren worked in Structured Syndicate at JP Morgan (London) and Ernst & Young in both London and South Africa. Darren, who is a qualified South African Chartered accountant, has been an associate member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales since 2010 and a CFA Institute Charter Holder since 2005.