Dr Daren Bowyer

Daren Bowyer joined the Gurkha Museum as Director in October 2020.

He served for 26 years as an officer in the Royal Engineers, including operationally in the Gulf, Balkans and Afghanistan.  Exercises and engineering projects also took him to Kenya, Cyprus, Germany, Denmark, the Falkland Islands, South Georgia and Belize.  His staff appointments included the Ministry of Defence and British Embassy Washington.

Leaving the Army in 2008 to pursue a second career in charity and educational leadership, Daren’s appointments have included Home Bursar at Pembroke College, Oxford, Director of the Sandhurst Trust, Chief Executive of the Newbury and District Agricultural Society and, latterly, Chief Operating Officer and Deputy Chief Executive at Cumberland Lodge, a charity and residential retreat centre in Windsor Great Park.

During his Army service he managed to complete an MA in Defence Management, MPhil in International Relations and PhD in military ethics.

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