Darren McConnell

About Darren McConnell
  • Chief Financial and Operating Officer, Lord Mayor’s Charitable Foundation
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Darren McConnell is Chief Financial and Operating Officer at Lord Mayor’s Charitable Foundation, Australia’s largest leading Community Foundation. He has an extensive career in the Philanthropic and financial services sector having worked for the past 30 years with financial services, high-net worth family groups, private philanthropists, and large family offices servicing philanthropic trusts and foundations.

Darren has broad financial services, governance and granting experience and he has held board positions including company secretary for a regional scholarship foundation.

In his current position, Darren manages all facets of the Foundation’s finance, investments and operations and also assists with advising donors on how to grow their personal philanthropy and maximise their social impact.

Darren is enthusiastic about further developing the Foundation’s strategies in impact investing and responsible investment.


Creating greater impact in grant-making: Listening to the voice of the beneficiary

25 Jun 2019

Many funders and grantmakers overlook a critical source of insight into the relevance and impact of their work — the people they are ultimately seeking to help. How do they experience non-profit programmes and services? Is there positive impact being…Read More

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