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Derek began his career in the technology industry in global roles with PwC and Barclays Bank. He led the growth of a management consulting business through to its sale to an ASX listed business.
He then founded Greensense – a software company (SaaS) that measured energy, water and waste consumption in commercial buildings and successfully exited when the company was acquired by ASX listed ERM Power.
He now is an active tech and impact investor which he does through companies he founded - Go Capital and Purpose Ventures. He established the angel investor group Innovation Bay in Perth, holds a number of Advisory Board roles, run the BetterLabs Venture Fund, and is Entrepreneur-In-Residence for the RAC and the Plus Eight accelerator run at Spacecubed.
Derek is also passionate about social innovation and is a the Chairman of Meridian Global - a foundation that brings professionals together to donate to relevant charities. He also runs annual social impact trips to the Kimberley and India.