Derek started his career with Macquarie Bank where he was an analyst and trader in financial, commodity and energy markets. After completing his MBA, he joined Accenture as a Strategy Consultant in financial services and energy markets.

Derek established Beond in1999. After commencing as a wholesale power market it developed into a market for energy consumers, through the acquisition of BuyEnergyOnline. He is now leading Beond's latest initiative Zero Carbon Project to tackle climate change.

Derek serves as the Chairman of West London Sustainability and Climate Change Commission.