Chief Operating Officer

First year of Membership: 2006

"I’ve never seen a strategy that didn’t look great on paper. What distinguishes great companies is the ability to translate those strategies into clear, actionable operational plans and then execute them flawlessly."


  • Diploma of Business Managment
  • Diploma of Hospitality Managment
  • Certificate 4 in Training and Assessment
  • Active Certified Club Manager (ACCM)


Darren Marino is a veteran hospitality executive with extensive experience in managing end-to-end business operations across food, beverage, gaming and member services. Darren is a passionate leader who has a proven track record of delivering sustained growth that positively impacts all those connected to the businesses he oversees.

Through his 30 years of experience, Darren has delivered significant growth in Club business, including managing profit responsibility for the largest club beverage and gaming operations in Australia. In his current role, Darren has operational oversight of the seven Mounties Group venues ensuring that we meet our members needs and exceed their expectations in day to day operations.

In his 14 years with Mounties, Darren has been integral in the strategic growth of the Club seeing Mounties Group grow in membership, venues and services offered. Darren holds qualifications in management, hospitality and human resources as well bringing a practical experience across most operational departments. 

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