Derek has recently joined the WK Blenheim team in 2020 as a Senior Advisor, and is considered an agribusiness specialist with strong advisory skills and expert knowledge in both Xero and Figured. 

Derek has the tools to support and mentor clients to help reach their goals, completing a Bachelor in Commerce & Business Management, Diploma in Agriculture and a Diploma in Farm Management, studying at both Lincoln University (NZ) and St Paul’s University Minneapolis (USA).

Going back to University as an adult student through the John Chaytor Memorial Scholarship program to complete his Diploma of Agriculture was a huge achievement for Derek.

Derek is a Tasman Mako supporter and enjoys farm related activities, along with hunting, fishing and skiing in his down time. A personal highlight for Derek has been backpacking overland from London to Cape Town (South Africa) with a schoolmate.