Darren Smith

Managing Director

E   darrens@financialadvicematters.com.au

 Darren has 28 years experience in the financial services industry working both domestically and overseas (UK). He commenced with Commercial Union in Melbourne as and Accountant in 1989. 20 years of his working career has been with entities connected to Aviva PLC.

A foundation of finance and strategy roles at senior levels as well as sales development leadership roles has prepared Darren for leading the Financial Advice Matters Group to greater success. Darren is results driven and passionate about the difference that quality advice can make to peoples lives.

A firm believer in ongoing professional development Darren holds a Masters of Business Administration, A Graduate Diploma in Insurance and a Bachelor of Business in Accounting. He is also a Certified Practicing Accountant (CPA) and A Fellow of the Australian Insurance Institute.

Over the last 6 years and in his current role as Managing Director of Financial Advice Matters he has driven significant change within the business and gets great enjoyment from leading and developing the passionate team of 32 staff at FAM. 

Darren has been married for 27 years, with 2 children and 2 grand children. Outside of work interests and family his two passions are supporting AFL club Hawthorn and fishing.