Derek started his career with Macquarie Bank where he was involved in designing derivative products, and trading options and futures in the bonds, bullion and energy markets. After completing his MBA, he joined Accenture as a Strategy Consultant in financial services and energy markets.
In 1999 Derek established iVentures Capital to take advantage of opportunities presented by new technologies including the internet in the energy markets.
Derek raised funds to establish PowerEx an online power exchange for energy suppliers, generators and traders which he sold to Amsterdam Power Exchange for their entry into the UK energy markets.
Derek acquired Beond in 2003 and has since worked on developing its offering, servicing its clients and building the team. He is the Chairman of West London Sustainability and Climate Change Commission.