Following 20 years experience as a Royal Navy officer operating helicopters both ashore and at sea around the world, and with staff and ship command experience, Derek now applies his adapted military leadership skills across the whole spectrum of management from supervisory and junior levels to Executive Board members. He provides an integrated approach through coaching, mentoring, learning & development and consulting to business performance acceleration at all levels with particular emphasis on the differentiators of success within individuals, teams and organisations through the application of Emotional Intelligence.
Derek is passionate about people, their learning and development and helping them to realise their full potential in both their personal and working lives. He recognises that trust is the glue which facilitates organisational success and so works to engender that trust, remove barriers and create an empowered and innovative workforce at all levels.
Derek is a Past President of Portsmouth and South East Hampshire Chamber of Commerce and Industry (now Hampshire Chamber), a Past Chairman of its Executive Board and Policy Committee and a past member then Chairman of South East Hampshire Young Enterprise Area Executive Board.