Derek joined Chessman & Partners in February 2011 having previously worked in business development roles within the financial services industry.
He is qualified to the Advanced Level of the Diploma and was awarded Chartered Status in 2005. He holds specialist qualifications in Investment Management, Taxation, Trusts and Pension Planning. Having completed the R08 pension update exam in 2016, he is now a designated Retirement Planning Specialist.
A Scot from Aberdeen, where he still has family, Derek has two grown-up children. In his spare time he enjoys travel, trying to keep fit and spending time with his family.