Through his considerable experience and extraordinary professional network Derek influences organisations by leading programs and ideas that bring openness and transformation.
He founded Apricot Consulting in 2003 following a distinguished career in the not-for-profit and business consultancy sectors. During this time he was part of the executive team of Medibank Private (Australia’s largest Health Insurer) as well as conducting consulting work for other major Australian corporations and not-for-profits. He was appointed CEO of the Australian Football League (AFL) Foundation from 2006 to 2008.
Originally from Melbourne, Australia, Derek studied at Monash University, earning his undergraduate degrees in Theology and Economics and a Master’s degree in Sociology. Derek moved with his wife, Brenda, to New York in 2008 to develop Apricot Consulting in the USA.