Derek took up his new post on 15 August 2018, replacing previous incumbent, Fiona Nicholl.
Chief Executive, Nicki Donaldson, believes that Derek’s wealth of experience and knowledge will be a great asset to the Group, ‘Derek joins us at an important time in our development and we are thrilled to have him on board.
‘I’m sure that his extensive experience as a Director, with broad public and private sector experience, will prove invaluable to us as we continue to work towards becoming the high performing, forward-thinking organisation our tenants, customers and stakeholders deserve.’
Derek is also excited to be joining the team, ‘My career has been mainly focused on the public sector and joining Fife Housing Group as Director of Finance and Governance demonstrates my belief in the benefits social housing can have as part of the wider community. The Group itself is on an exciting journey which I’m delighted to be a part of, and I’m looking forward to working with such a motivated team to make a positive impact on all those involved with the Group’.
Derek has previously enjoyed senior posts within the NHS, further education, educational accreditation and, more recently, aviation.
On a personal level, Derek comes from East Kilbride and enjoys cycling and repairing anything that is broken.