Dr Darren Peacock is the Chief Executive Officer of the National Trust of South Australia, based in Adelaide, Australia. The Trust is the leading non-government heritage conservation and advocacy organisation in the state, managing more than 130 heritage properties.
Darren has worked for a range of heritage, cultural and environmental organisations in Australia, Europe and North America in management and consulting roles, including cultural institutions, government and not-for-profit organisations. For 10 years he led a private consulting practice advising organisations around the world on strategies for utilising new digital technologies.
He is particularly interested in the transformative possibilities of digital technologies in promoting heritage awareness and engagement. He holds a number of degrees in humanities and in management, including a PhD in Business. His doctoral research investigated organisational innovation in cultural organisations through the use of digital technologies. When not advocating for the conservation of heritage and nature, he is usually found outside enjoying it.
Darren serves on the Board of Trustees for the International National Trusts Organisation (INTO) and is a member of the Advisory Board for Children's University Australia.