Darrel was previously Senior Associate of Global Sustainability Associates, a role that put him in an advisory role to companies and organizations on issues pertaining to sustainable agricultural development, including sustainable palm oil.
Prior to this, he was a Senior Manager for Palm Oil Sector Engagement at WWF-International, where he was tasked to engage with corporations and NGOs within the international palm oil supply line, working towards the production and procurement of sustainably developed palm oil.
Darrel started his career in the private sector, with stints as regional manager for companies such as Permanis Sandilands, Sdn. Bhd. and Shell Malaysia, Ltd. He graduated with a civil engineering degree from the University of Aberdeen, Scotland.