Darren is Editor-in-chief of the Manchester Evening News, Britain's biggest regional news brand.
He is a former trustee of the We Love Manchester Emergency Fund, which distributed more than £20m to families and survivors in the aftermath of the 2017 Arena tragedy.
Darren is also a former trustee of both GM's We Stand Together, which champions diversity and community cohesion, and the North East's Sunshine Fund, which provides vital equipment for disabled youngsters.
He has been a regional editor since 2005, leading teams through massive structural change to embrace new digital opportunities. His award-winning teams have always had a strong campaigning ethic, fighting for better outcomes and working faithfully to uphold the highest standards of journalism.