Derek has been the Chief Executive of Keep Scotland Beautiful since early 2011. He has 20+ years’ experience of senior management and leadership roles held mainly within the Third Sector and his career extends to time spent in both Scotland and England. Keep Scotland Beautiful is the fifth charity that he has led as Chief Executive.
Derek is President of the European Litter Prevention Association (ELPA), is Chair of the UK Clean & Green Alliance and he sits on Scotland’s 2020 Climate Group Board. Derek is also a member of ACOSVO, ACEVO and Rotary International.
A Chartered Fellow of the CMI, Derek is a keen champion of the role of the voluntary and community sector and has served on a variety of charity boards, Third Sector advisory groups and assisted a number of voluntary and charitable organisations that have been working through change.