With a passion for improving project performance through the use of Information Systems, Derek joined AVEVA in 2000 to drive the expansion of the business into a broader portfolio of Engineering IT Solutions, holding a number of senior positions, including Executive Vice President (EVP) of Business Strategy where he provided leadership to the overall product and business strategy.
Derek currently leads the Enterprise Solutions (ES) business, consolidating various AVEVA companies and two key acquisitions into a single global team, with a focus on developing the Owner Operator market. ES comprises of AVEVA NET Portfolio the hub of AVEVA’s Digital Asset Strategy, our Enterprise Asset Management (EAM) and Enterprise Resource Management (ERM) solutions.
Prior to joining AVEVA, Derek, a Chartered Engineer with a degree in Naval Architecture and a Masters in Project Management, spent the early part of his career involved the design, installation of floating, and fixed offshore installations, before moving into project management. Derek worked for several large EPC firms, including Foster Wheeler and Bechtel, where he ran Regional Engineering and IT Departments, and was responsible for leading and driving forward the use of innovative engineering software on their projects.