Managing relationships is Darren’s specialty

Darren joined Total in early 2013 as Commercial Manager, mostly working on the Ichthys Project while also providing commercial expertise on Total’s exploration portfolio. He decided to join Total due to its strong growth path in the region, with significant projects and a global reach that provides future opportunities for his career. 

Maximising Total's Expertise

Darren has a key role for Total working on the Ichthys project and providing input and expertise to the Operator (INPEX) to maximise Total’s 30% interest. Through strong relationships with multiple stakeholders and engaging early on commercial matters he’s able to ensure Total’s view is part of the decision process. 

Helping Deliver World Class Projects

For Darren, joining Total has been an exciting opportunity – he’s been able to use his existing skill set on world-class projects, and given the breadth of his role has deepened his knowledge in other areas as well. He also appreciates having experts in the wider Total group to support him on whatever he’s working on, be it technical, finance, tax, shipping or marketing.  


“A key function of my role is to work closely with the Operator to ensure that Total’s interests in the Ichthys Project are maximized as well as achieve our common goal to deliver this world-class project on time and on budget.”


  • 2014-present

    Commercial Manager, Total E&P Australia

  • 2009-2013

    Senior Commercial Manager, Osaka Gas Australia Pty Ltd

  • 2007-2009

    Commercial Manager – Energy Supplies, BHP Billiton

  • 2005-2007

    Commercial Marketing Manager, Origin Energy

  • 2000-2005

    Regional Sales Manager, Shell Company of Australia

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