Chief Executive Officer / Quick Corporate Australia
Most Notable Role
Darren Hayes won a 4ounder40 award in 2006. He has a passion for sales, as his successful career in telecommunications, insurance and even hardware sales attests. In the two years he has been general manager WA of Vodafone, the business has grown by 300 per cent. This rapid growth has taken careful planning and management to ensure operations continue to run smoothly despite the influx of new businesses into the market. Throughout his career, Mr Hayes has focused on results and relied heavily on his entrepreneurial skills to grow every business he has been a part of. Team leadership is a vital part of his current role and crucial to the success of the business.
As general manager, he chooses to empower his team to make decisions and reach their full potential, while offering guidance and direction when necessary. Mr Hayes’ biggest career lesson came when he sold his profitable Mitre 10 hardware store business. He had bought the store with a partner at age 22, with an ambition to run his own successful business and threw his heart and soul into the store. It became too much and he sold too quickly, realising months later his decision had been made in haste.