Dr Daren Bowyer was appointed to the new role of Chief Operating Officer and Deputy Chief Executive in February 2018. Before joining Cumberland Lodge, he was Chief Executive of the Newbury and District Agricultural Society, and he directed the Berkshire Show.
Prior to that, after a long career in the British Army (including serving in Afghanistan and at the British Embassy, Washington), Daren held the posts of Director of the Sandhurst Trust, and Home Bursar of Pembroke College, Oxford.
Daren studied Philosophy at Bristol University, International Relations at Cambridge, and holds a PhD in Strategic Studies and Military Ethics from Cranfield University. Daren is County Commandant of the Oxfordshire Army Cadet Force, Vice-Chairman of the science education charity OIBC and was until recently, a judge for the Oxfordshire Restaurant Awards.