Derek brings a wealth of commercial and governance experience to the Group. He joined Taylor & Francis as a Non-Executive Director in 1998 before becoming a Non-Executive Director at Informa in 2005 and Chairman in 2008.
Derek won the Quoted Companies Non-Executive Director of the Year award in 2017 for his work as Chairman of Huntsworth plc (from which position he retired in March 2019). Derek founded and was Managing Director of Tom Cobleigh PLC and Imagesound Plc. He has a keen interest in sports and served as Chairman of the British Amateur Boxing Association.
Derek is Chairman of Mitie Group plc and two private companies.