2016 – Present
He Pahihi ahau o te riu o te waka Araiteuru, Ko taku whare kura, a Tamataea, Ko tōku kao whenua, ko Horopapera, ki Te Rauone tae atu ki Pipikaretu.
Darryn is Ngāi Tahu, and a member of Ōtākou Rūnanga. His experience includes directorships on commercial, non-commercial, philanthropic and community organisations as well as having held ministerial appointments to national committees.
Darryn has held the role of Assistant Vice-Chancellor Māori at the University of Canterbury since 2011, developing and maintaining University Treaty based relationships with Iwi and Māori providers; and coordinating and implementing the Strategy for Māori Development at the University of Canterbury.