I’m Derek and I am proud to be the Chief Executive of Keep Scotland Beautiful, one of the UK’s leading environmental charities and provider of environmental and placemaking services. In a really exciting job, I get to meet so many fantastic people that care about Scotland’s environment and its protection for future generations.
I have spent the last 30 years in leadership roles within the charity sector, 14 of which have been with environmental charities. I am passionate about the role that community focussed organisations can play in improving quality of life and consider the Scottish Waterways Trust as an important cog in that big wheel.
My other interests include being a Director of the European Litter Prevention Association, a Director of Scotland’s Towns Partnership, a member of the Institute of Directors, a Fellow of the Chartered Management Institute, a Fellow of the Royal Society and a graduate of the Common Purpose Programme.