Derek is a member of the Finance Audit and Risk Board.

In his own words:

I live in Harrogate with my wife and one son. I’m an executive member of Harrogate Shul, where we very much consider ourselves part of the wider Leeds Jewish world, and I have close family in Leeds. I’m originally an “Essex boy”(so a West Ham supporter) and then a North Londoner; and by profession a retired solicitor, after a career ranging from sole practice in East London to being one of 142 partners in an international firm. I’ve also lived in France, Poland and New Zealand (where I have another son). I’m an amateur genealogist, historian and writer, and so far, I’ve published four novels and a textbook on Polish law.