Derek is a partner in the Corporate Finance team at BDO LLP, the leading accountancy and business advisory firm focused on providing services to ambitious businesses within the UK and worldwide.

He specialises in advising companies and investors on M&A and fundraising in the tech, media and consumer sectors.

Derek has been advising on transactions since 1998 and has worked in the UK and Australia, including working at a private equity house where he was responsible for evaluating, structuring and executing investment opportunities.

He qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1998 (FCA) and obtained a 1st class BA in Accounting & Financial Analysis from Newcastle University.