Principal in Inner Harbour Consulting Inc. (a management consulting firm helping organizations plan and implement program, policy, business & organizational improvements) and Consulting Partner at Cascadia Strategy Consulting Partners (a local consulting firm that helps government and industry tackle complex problems through a focus on strategy, technology and economics). Derek has worked with clients in the public, private and non-profit sectors. A former Deputy Minister for the government of British Columbia, Derek was in the public service for more than 30 years, with experience in: strategic planning; organizational, program and business reform; legislative and regulatory improvements; innovation; transparency and accountability; finance; and management. Derek first joined the foundation board in 1995. His role on the board is focused on improving the board’s relationships and partnerships with government and its agencies; governance; strategic policy and accountability; and developing projects to improve awareness about the importance of becoming a registered 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.