OBE MSc BEd (Hons)
Derek joined New Century in 2015 as VP for The Middle East and North Africa (MENA) and is based in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
Previously, Derek worked for Aon in their Crisis Management Division as Business Development Director and Principal Consultant for SSA and The Middle East. He was the Managing Director of ArmorGroup in Nigeria and West Africa, providing protective security and Risk Consultancy services for international companies and investment houses, primarily in ECOWAS but later across the wider Sub Saharan Africa (SSA) region. He has worked with Link Associates International, where he delivered Crisis Management Training to the O&G industry in The Middle East and Russia, before moving to take-up a senior Civil Service appointment in Accra, Ghana. He directed the Build, Operate and Transfer of the UN and G8-sponsored Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping Training Centre (KAIPTC). For this work, he was awarded the OBE (Civil Division) in 2005.
During his 23 years commissioned service in the RAF, Derek supported UK Special Forces in training, R&D, procurement, planning and operational roles for which is was awarded the MBE (Military Division) in 1991.