Introducing Darren Charles – CFO / Company Secretary

Calix Global Challenges


Darren has spent all his professional career to date in leading edge technology companies, including the last 6 years with Calix. Prior to becoming our CFO, he was a CFO and Executive Director at ASX listed Altium where he worked for almost 13 years as the company grew from a team of 25 to over 350 staff with operations in 9 countries. In addition, to this he spent 2 years with a telco software startup company.

At Calix, Darren leads our finance team, is the company secretary and oversees the IT and admin functions. Darren graduated from University of Tasmania as a Bachelor of Commerce with an accounting major and is a Fellow of CPA Australia. Darren works with our executive and board with the development of business strategy with specific focus on the strategies for the finance and funding needs of the company. His previous experience with international business development, tax management, budgeting and forecasting, financial reporting and an IPO will serve the company well as it continues its growth trajectory.

When not at work, Darren likes to spend time with his family with weekends taken up with kid’s sport participation and assisting to run a local junior AFL team during winter months. He also likes to keep himself active and regularly plays soccer and goes to the gym.

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