Darren Mason

Managing Director

Pensions Advisory Services

Specialist expertise

Darren is a restructuring and pensions advisory specialist; his expertise fall within the areas of corporate finance, restructuring and insolvency.

Darren is a restructuring managing director and heads up the pensions advisory services team at Quantuma. He has over 25 years’ worth of experience working across the areas of restructuring and pensions advisory. He has considerable experience in advising clients in stressed and distressed situations, as well as carrying out investigative work for financial institutions across a range of sectors.

Darren has wide-reaching expertise covering corporate advisory, investigations, due diligence and business valuations. He has considerable experience in providing lead financial advice on various restructuring assignments to a range of different businesses and has taken on many roles ensuring successful outcomes for all. At Quantuma, he plays a key role in developing its offering to include a wider array of pensions advisory services including, pension covenant reviews and advice of corporates and trustees, as well as professional trusteeship.  He has also acted as a banker, professional trustee and CFO to a high growth start-up.

Darren has the unique experience of building a specialist pensions advisory team from the ground up in a top ten firm, generating annual revenues of high seven figures. This made it the most profitable department in the advisory business for ten consecutive years. In addition, Darren acted as lead adviser to the Kodak Pension Plan during the global restructuring of the Eastman Kodak Company, ultimately receiving the ‘Turnaround Adviser of the Year’ award in 2014, from the Institute for Turnaround, for his significant efforts.


About Darren

Having qualified as a Chartered Accountant in the restructuring department at a big four firm, Darren worked on a wide variety of investigations for banks, private equity houses, corporates and their stakeholders. His primary focus was on rescue and restructuring assignments.  Darren also holds the Joint Insolvency Examination Board qualification and is a licensed insolvency practitioner. Prior to joining Quantuma, he also held positions at a big four bank and top ten firm. 


Memberships

Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) - Member

Qualifications

Association of Chartered Accountants (ACA)
Joint Insolvency Examination Board (JIEB)