Derek has been the Chief Executive of Keep Scotland Beautiful since early 2011. He has 25+ years of experience of senior management and leadership roles held mainly within the charity 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 also Chairman of the European Litter Prevention Association and President of the Clean Europe Network. He is a fellow of the Chartered Management Institute, a Fellow of the Royal Society (RSA), a Member of ACEVO, a member of ACOSVO and a Graduate of the Common Purpose Programme.
Derek is a keen champion of the role of the voluntary and community sector and he has served on a variety of charity boards, Third Sector advisory groups and assisted several voluntary and charitable organisations that have been working through change.