Derek is a highly educated professional with 19 years of experience in building and marine works including four years of civil infrastructure engineering. He has worked in Ireland, Ukraine, and Azerbaijan and most recently in the UAE on several high profile projects. Derek was commercially responsible for 12 projects in the UAE ranging from banks, schools, land reclamation and marine works, large scale residential, 5D cinema, indoor sky diving and a super high rise tower block. Derek has a BSc (Hons) Construction Economics and Management, an MBA at Don Bosco University, a pending LLM at Nottingham Trent University and is a Professional Member of the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB). He is an accredited mediator, a Project Management Professional (PMP) from the Project Management Institute and has a Project Management Diploma from IBAT College Dublin.