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.