DARREN BURGESS


Darren is one of two senior EPP consultants based in Australia. Leading our search and selection work in the region, Darren works in conjunction with the UK partners, whilst bringing his own performance knowledge and lens.

With more than 20 years’ experience as a performance coach, Darren has worked in both Australia and the UK in top-flight sporting organisations including as Director of High Performance at Arsenal Football Club, Head of Sports Science for Football Federation Australia and Head of Fitness and Conditioning at Liverpool Football Club. In his two years as High Performance Manager with Melbourne FC, Darren helped his team win the AFL Grand Final in September 2021, ending the league’s longest winning drought of over five decades. He currently heads up the performance team for the Adelaide Crows.

With decades of performance insight and experience and a PhD to his name, Darren has had multiple papers published in peer review journals and has spoken at numerous industry conferences.