Derek’s qualifications and current abilities have been attained by experience. His background strengths are originally from a Financial and information technology perspective. Advancing to business management and administration and onto a CEO role.
He is married to Wendy Ann and has 3 boys Dylan , Ryan  and Ewan 
Derek held the position of Financial Director for Hoechst Zimbabwe reporting directly to Hoechst AG in Germany from 1998 – 2003. He then moved on to Nets & Ropes (Pvt) Ltd a mnanufacturing company and took up the role of Managing Director.
In 2009 Derek was responsible for the merging of Nets & Ropes (Pvt) Ltd with Twine & Cordage manufacturing Company (Pvt) Ltd. This lead to the creation of a sales distribution company called Tanzi Zimbabwe (Pvt) Ltd.
Other Experience and Professional Memberships
2008-Current YPO Member – Harare Chapter
2008-Current Chairman Finance Committee – Ruzawi School
2008-Current Board of Governors – Ruzawi School
2006-2008 Chairman – Ultra Light Tackle Club
2004-2006 Treasurer – National Anglers Union Charara Site