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Key Management Personnel

Team Background

Mr Darren Stanley
Chief Executive Officer

Darren Stanley is the Chief Executive Officer of the Citadel Group and joined in September 2015. Prior to joining Citadel Darren was MD Consulting at SMS Management and Technology Limited where he also fulfilled a number of leadership and delivery roles including Regional Director QLD, Regional Director NSW and Chairman of the Offshore Development Centre.

Darren has previously held a number of senior leadership roles GMAC, Suncorp and Defence and he has significant international experience, including starting businesses in the UK. Darren is a Duntroon Graduate and was previously an Officer in the Royal Australian Engineer Corps. Darren has a background in project and program management with a particular strength in large scale complex programs and integration/merger of companies. Darren has a particular interest in growing Australian technology companies to be internationally recognised.

Darren has a Bachelor of Science (Honours), an MBA (Technology), Graduate Diploma of Human Resource Management and is an alumni member of Harvard University.

Dr Miles Jakeman
Executive Director and Deputy Chairman

Miles is the co-founder of Citadel and, for over 30 years, he has advised senior business leaders and government officials, including representing countries in ministerial and presidential level forums.

His key skills cover business strategy, program management, security risk management and staff development. Miles has significant overseas working experience with multinational companies in sales, marketing and business development capacities with full profit and loss responsibilities.

Miles has a Bachelor of Science (Hons), a Graduate Diploma in Asian Studies, a Doctorate of Philosophy (PhD) in Asian Studies and a PhD in Business Leadership. He has also completed the AICD Advanced Diploma Mastering the Boardroom and the AICD Diploma of International Company Directors, plus holds an Advanced Diploma Project Management.

Miles is a visiting Fellow at the Australian National University, a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and the ACT's Capital Angels. He is also a member of the not-for-profit Kokoda Foundation, and Midnight Basketball Australia.

Mr Robert (Andrew) Burns
Chief Financial Officer

Andrew has been the CFO and Citadel Company Secretary since January 2008. Prior to joining Citadel, Andrew spent 10 years with General Electric both in Australia and the US where he held various senior leadership roles including Finance Manager of GE Healthcare ANZ and Six Sigma Quality Leader for GE Healthcare Financial Services globally.

Andrew is a proven leader of change with technically strong competencies in financial management, accounting, and process improvement techniques.

Andrew is a Chartered Accountant, graduate of the AICD, as well as a Six Sigma Master Black Belt and an alumni member of Australian Graduate School of Management's eMBA Program.