Derek has deep technical, strategic and general management knowhow in all aspects of pharmaceutical new product introduction, manufacturing and supply chain operations. He has successfully delivered, substantial business improvements, through strategic and tactical use of business improvement systems, tools and techniques and has covered all critical areas of the global pharmaceutical business including commercial, R&D and Supply Chain. He has been noted and commended for empathic leadership at corporate level, creating and delivering product strategies, leading and motivating large global teams which executed substantial and complex business change projects.
He has been responsible for the annual supply of over $10 billion worth of pharmaceutical product globally, and has lead new product introductions, Derek has a Diploma in Manufacturing Leadership from University of Cambridge, UK, and a BSc (First Class) in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Manchester, UK. He is a Fellow of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, UK, a Fédération Européenne d’Association Nationales d’Ingénieus European Engineer and an Engineering Council of the UK Chartered Engineer.
Derek lives in Central London, UK and has also lived in the US, Holland and Brazil, he has conducted business in many countries throughout Europe, Asia, Latin America and Africa. In his spare time he enjoys running, theatre and politics.