Strategy & Business Design
Derek has over 13 years of experience in the oil & gas industry and has delivered projects in 22 countries. He has joined Deloitte's Strategy Consulting practice after a 6-year stint at another Big 4 where he managed an Africa Oil & Gas Consulting team and led several large-scale projects for clients as well as the 2014 – 2018 Africa Oil & Gas Reviews, five in a Thought Leadership series. In addition to client-facing work, Derek leads the business development initiatives for the Oil & Gas practice across Africa.
Prior to this, Derek was with Wood Mackenzie based in Houston, Texas working both as a Senior Petroleum Economist as well as a Client Training Consultant functioning across all aspects of the energy value chain. Specialties include: Corporate Strategy, Operational Improvement, Balanced Scorecard Development, Local Content Strategy, Commercial Valuations & Modelling, Fiscal Systems, Tax Regimes, Marketing, Business Development, Thought Leadership, Customer Service, Project Management, Knowledge Transfer and Cross-Cultural Communication.
Derek is originally from Houston, Texas and relocated to Cape Town, South Africa in 2013. He speaks Spanish and Portuguese fluently and can also function quite well with Afrikaans.