Derrick has more than twenty-five years’ senior management experience in local government and more than thirty years in the public sector.

He holds non-executive directorships of UK Municipal Bond Agency Plc, Social Finance Ltd and Social Value Portal Ltd and is a trustee of the Wave Trust charity.

He was previously Chief Executive of City of Wolverhampton Council and Lambeth Council and was voted Public Leader of the Year in the Guardian Public Services Awards 2012. Derrick was awarded a CBE for services to local government in January 2003.