Darren Watt

Darren is a Principal of Eaton Square in Melbourne and is focused on M&A transactions within the engineering and professional services areas.

Darren has almost thirty years of leadership, consulting and engineering experience in infrastructure, oil and gas, mining and manufacturing industries across many countries.

He served as CEO of Golder Associates Australasia making it one of the top 10 engineering consultancies in Australia and at VP level with Golder Associates (top 5 global environmental consultancy) successfully negotiating and integrating many mergers & acquisitions within the Asia Pacific region whilst successfully growing the company to a top 10 engineering consultancy recognised by its clients for outstanding client service.

Darren brings a wide range of skills required for successful transactions including technical & commercial due diligence, global and strategic knowledge of engineering services, positioning of M&A deals within organisational strategies, practical deal management and co-ordination of stakeholders, governance and post deal integration.

Darren has twice been recognised as one of the top 100 Influential Engineers in Australia in 2011 and 2013.