From sport through to culture the Games and United By 2022 have an opportunity to help bring people together and champion projects like Gen22 that will help young people to develop the employability skills and confidence, boosting our talent pool for the long term.

Derrick is a member of Establishment Trustee Board for United By 2022 and is also a member of the Birmingham 2022 Organising Committee Board. He 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.