New stars join
David Lock Associates
David Lock Associates would like to welcome a number of new stars to our team.
Darren joins David Lock Associates as CFO. Darrens' focus is on the provision of a range of services from financial modelling to mergers and acquisitions, due diligence work, negotiations, banking submissions and relationships and general consulting. Darren holds a degree in Accounting and is a CPA member with over 20 years experience both in Australia and overseas. Darren was awarded a Dean’s Award for Academic Excellence for his Bachelor of Business – Accounting.
Specialising in business expansion, financial modelling and negotiating Darren has honed his skills in a wide range of industries and diverse businesses from large multi-nationals to small to medium owner-operator concerns.
Darren’s expertise is in wholesale, distribution and supply chain gained through his role as CFO with Michelin Australia and The Heat Group (a combined 10 years), an insolvency specialist with Coopers and Lybrand and an investment review role with 3i, the UK’s largest venture capitalist.
On a personal level Darren has also been a tertiary student mentor for The Smith Family for the past two years and has recently started mentoring a secondary school student, also through The Smith Family.
Senior Planner Brodie Blades joins our Melbourne office. Brodie is an experienced urban planner and designer with a strong background in both the public and private sectors. With over five years' experience in both local government and private sector consulting alike, Brodie has considerable skills in statutory planning, strategic planning, visual communication, urban design assessments, stakeholder consultation and project management.
The breadth of Brodie’s planning and design experience allows him to engage with the development process in its entirety – from upfront visioning and site analysis, to navigation of the permit approvals process, to formal advocacy before planning tribunals and committees.