Derek is also the Quaestor and Factor of the University of St Andrews. He is responsible for providing strategic leadership in the overall development of the University’s non-academic services. This includes line management of a portfolio of University support functions.
Derek joined the University in December 2002 as Financial Controller coming from NHS Scotland where he was Deputy Director of Finance & Property Development Manager of an NHS Trust. Prior to that Derek held a number of finance positions in industry.He was appointed Quaestor & Factor in 2003. He is the lead employer nominated Trustee of the St Andrews Superannuation & Life Assurance Scheme; the main Pension Scheme for the University’s non-academic staff.
Derek is a Fellow Chartered and Certified Accountant.