Darren Blackburn

Darren is a consulting leader with a wealth of commercial and procurement experience across multiple industries. He is now wholly focused on supporting government deliver on its key imperatives by delivering the best commercial deals possible. 

Starting out at BAE Systems, Darren was responsible for a number of large, complex equipment/system procurements to support the UK’s Astute programme and BAE’s interest in F-35, before becoming a Category Manager in the ordnance business. Darren then moved into consulting, delivering large engagements across Local and Central Government including a 2-year commercial managed service for a Central Policing Agency. He expanded his experience by working across both public and private sector, undertaking operating model reviews to deliver sustainable improvements, as well as delivering large cost reduction programmes.

Darren recently reignited his passion for commercial delivery in the public sector working in the Cabinet Offices Complex Transaction Team. Whilst he was there, he held a pivotal role in the Covid response and led high-profile commercial deals, delivering strong outcomes for communities across the UK. This passion is shared across our Public Sector team who are delivering positive impacts on some of the UKs biggest infrastructure programmes, Net Zero delivery schemes, Defence, Local Government, NHS and education initiatives.


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