“Throughout my career, no matter what Technology, what Company or National Culture I have worked in it is people that are at the heart of success and enabling them to grow is vital for all to succeed.”


Experience has been around 1:1 coaching and team coaching. Much of this has been undertaken as stand-alone sessions or part of a wider company evaluation.

Background and Industry Experience

Career has been primarily within Manufacturing Operations in USA Corporate organisations and latterly within SME’s of varying sizes [200+ to 30 heads]. Worked as a Board Member and Director level over the past 15 years.  Won Queens Awards and Factory and Manufacturer of the Year Awards – People being at the core of all of the above.

  • Semiconductors
  • Cellular Mobile devices
  • Electronic Manufacturing Services
  • Defence
  • Medical devices
  • Fibre Cable
  • Building products
  • Automotive

Qualifications and Training

• IOD – Certificate in Company Direction
• IOD – Diploma in Company Direction
• IOD – Role of the Non-Executive
• IOD – Role of the Chair
• PwC – Operational Excellence/PERFORM
• Lay Council Member – Law Society of Scotland
• BSc [Hons] Production Engineering

Life Outside RTC

Derek is keen on cooking taking course to improve, reads an eclectic range of material, family is king and tries to keep fit and a frustrated golfer with a rising handicap.