Derek joined the Landmark Trust in 2004, originally taking up the post on Lundy as Island Manager and Lundy General Manager in 2005. A Marine Electrician by trade, Derek has previously worked for B.A.E. systems in Scotland and Devon where he visited Lundy for the first time in 1984. Prior to joining Landmark, Derek spent 19 years as the South West Regional Service Manager for Hotpoint Domestic Appliances.
Derek manages The Lundy Co Ltd, the Landmark owned company which manages Lundy, its supply and passenger vessel, M.S. Oldenburg and the Islands winter Helicopter Service. Derek has a keen passion for Scuba Diving and is married with two children, splitting his time between Lundy and Appledore on the mainland.