Derek is a chartered surveyor with extensive experience spanning over 25 years in the property industry. He has an MBA and is currently the Director of Business Infrastructure Partnerships for Scottish Enterprise.

Derek manages a team comprising of various property disciplines dealing with a range of projects throughout Scotland. Derek’s role also involves managing Scottish Enterprise’s interest in the four West of Scotland urban regeneration companies.

Derek’s experience spans across both the public and private sector. He has been involved in various development projects at a senior level.

Derek also chairs the Clyde Waterfront Partnership delivery board, which is currently involved in developing the Clyde Waterfront Initiative. This comprises of projects aiming to develop the key sectors along the waterfront such as Financial Services at the Broomielaw, Digital Media at Pacific Quay, and SE contributions towards tourism projects such as the SECC, where the new 12,500 seat arena is currently under construction.

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Our Vision for Central Scotland

‘By 2050, Central Scotland has been transformed into a place where the environment adds value to the economy and where people’s lives are enriched by its quality.’

The Central Scotland Green Network (CSGN) will change the face of Central Scotland, by restoring and transforming the landscape of an area stretching from Ayrshire and Inverclyde in the west, to Fife and the Lothians in the east.

The CSGN is a national development within the National Planning Framework which aims to make ‘a significant contribution to Scotland's sustainable economic development’. It involves public agencies and stakeholders working together to align their policies, programmes and actions to achieve a common aim.