Deputy Minister of the BC Ministry of Agriculture for the government of British Columbia, Derek has been in the public service for more than 25 years, with experience in the areas of strategic planning, innovation, accountability, finance and management. Derek first joined the foundation board in 1996. His role on the board is focused on improving the board’s relationships and partnerships with government and its agencies; strategic policy and accountability; and also developing projects to improve awareness about the importance of becoming an organ donor.

Derek has a BSc from the University of Brandon and an MA from the University of Victoria. Derek and his wife Leslie have four children and live in Victoria, British Columbia.