Darren has been a regional valuer for some seventeen years after six years in the real estate sales industry and banking experience prior to that. For the last twelve years he has been a director of Walsh and Monaghan, a large independent regional firm based on the South Coast of NSW. 

His time at the "coalface" has given Darren a genuine understanding of the challenges faced by regional valuers and valuation firms on a day to day basis.

Darren has been chairman of the Network Property Group (a group of 20 regional firms from NSW and VIC) for some 8 years and the Chairman of that groups Professional Indemnity committee for a similar length of time. He is also Chairman of the lllawarra API Discussion Group. He is heavily involved in most aspects of the industry and has been crucial in the continual evolution of his business to adapt to the ever changing landscape.