Darren Baker


Darren has over 30 years’ experience owning and operating small businesses and hotels. He was a director and responsible manager of Tankstream Funds Management Limited from inception of the Tankstream Pub and Leisure Fund as Waratah Hotel  Group was then called. Darren is experienced in all facets of hotel operation. His primary areas of responsibility are investment fund management and hotel portfolio management.

BJ Hansen

Operations Manager

BJ has over 15 years experience as Group Executive Chef including eight years with Icon Hospitality and seven years as an Operations Manager for Waratah Hotel Management. BJ’s knowledge of hotel management and kitchen operations has proven valuable to Waratah Hotel Management. He has a hands on approach, and every week you will find BJ at one of the venues – whether it’s in Alice Springs, or one of the regional NSW venues.

David Male

Group Systems Manager

David has extensive hands-on experience in information systems, information technologies, and operations within the hotel sector.  Over the past 12 years David has been responsible for overseeing the architecture and implementation of all operational and business support systems for hotels managed by Waratah Hotel Management including the Waratah Hotel Fund.  David’s deep understanding in areas such as stock control and pricing has consistently delivered increased profitability through improved margins and a reduction in wastage.