Derek has lived on Grantley Place with his wife Aileen and two children, Scott and Kirsty since November 1997. A fully qualified Chartered Insurer who worked as an Investment Director for Coutts Investment Bank (part of the Royal Bank of Scotland) since December 2011. Prior to this he worked 21 years for the Financial Services arm of the Halifax.
In addition to the business skills gained during his career he volunteered as a school governor for the past 17 years at the primary school in Halifax attended by his children, the last five he has been Chair of Governors. One of his proudest achievements is the school obtaining an outstanding rating at its recent Ofsted inspection.
He is an active member of the Woodland Glade Community, playing in the adult 5-a-side football on Monday evenings, a long standing member of the badminton club as well as being a regular supporter of the various community and charity events held at the club. He believes strongly in the community spirit that is engendered and fostered by our facilities. Having enjoyed these benefits over the last 16 years he now hopes to be able to contribute his skills and experience towards the ongoing development of all aspects of the club.