Interim CEO and Chief Impact Officer

Darren Dawson

Darren is an experienced finance professional with over 20 years of banking experience.

Prior to Sentient, Darren was the Head of Impact Finance at Bank Australia where he was responsible for the origination of impact lending and investment assets predominantly for the community and disability housing clients.

He has worked in a broad range of banking roles that have included finance, risk and customer facing responsibilities with a specific a focus on Treasury and financial markets. He enjoys working in a role where impact investment contributes to solutions to environmental and social issues.

Darren is a Chartered Accountant and a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. He has a Master of Science from the University of Edinburgh, Bachelor of Arts/Commerce from Monash University, Graduate Diploma of Financial Planning and is a PhD candidate researching socially responsible investment.

Darren joined Sentient to help demonstrate how impact investment can improve the financial system.