During a career with KPMG, which spanned 37 years, Derek developed extensive experience in advising companies, public and private, focusing particularly on the purchase and sale of businesses. He acted for three FTS100 companies, two of the UK’s largest retail groups, a major European Airline and two private equity firms. Derek was a founding partner of KPMG’s UK Corporate Finance and Private Equity groups and moved to New York in 2005 to create a US Private Equity Group. Derek was appointed Vice Chairman of KPMG UK in 2004.
Since leaving KPMG in 2008, Derek has served as a non executive director of UK and foreign based companies. He was a member of the Advisory Board of Barclays Wealth and Investment Management and chaired the Advisory Board of Alchemy Partners, the UK private equity firm and the board of Seymour Pierce, the corporate and stock broking firm. Derek’s current non executive directorships include HelloFresh SE (home delivery of foods, listed on the Frankfurt SE), Amiad Water Solutions (AIM listed, based in Israel) and the 600 Group (AIM listed engineering group in the UK and USA). In 2016, Derek formed with two partners, Crossroads Partners, which focuses on advising entrepreneurial companies on their future strategy and preparing them for sale.
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