Derek is a Civil Engineer with over 20 years’ experience of large (over US$200,000,000) water resource based civil engineering projects in various countries including New Zealand, Australia, Singapore, Philippines and Hong Kong.
Derek became the Managing Director of CPWL in early 2017, he was previously the Company’s Chief Executive Officer and has been the overall project manager of the Scheme working with the Board to develop all aspects of the Scheme since 2009. Derek holds a Bachelor of Engineering (Hons) from the University of Canterbury and a Diploma from Harvard Business School. He was a director of City Care Limited between 2003 and 2012.
Derek is a Trustee of Tait Communications and was previously Managing Director (New Zealand) and General Manager (Asia) for MWH Asia Limited (formerly Montgomery Watson Limited) from 1989 until 2003, he was also a Director of the GHD Pty Global Company, South Island Manager for GHD NZ Limited, one of Australasia’s largest consulting engineering practices, up until 2010.