Chair of the Trust Board
Derek is Chair of the Excel Academy Trust Board. Derek successfully completed over 30 years with Durham Constabulary. During that time he earned promotion through the ranks eventually heading the Strategic/Corporate Development Department, the Training Department, as well as commanding policing for the North of the County. He led his own Force to acquire the Investors In People Award, a first in England and Wales. Throughout his career he was seconded to the Home Office, the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, the Government Office for the North East and Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary. Latterly he was appointed as Temporary Assistant Chief Constable for Durham. Since his retirement in 2006, he has worked in the private sector and is currently a self employed Management Consultant. He first became a Parent Governor in 2007, and believes passionately in personal development and education. Derek holds a Master’s degree in Education and is a committed member of the Rotary Club of Durham.