Derek joined PEM in April 2002 after spending almost 10 years with a big 4 firm. Derek has held the position of Tax Partner since 2004 and became our Chairman in 2017.
Derek is responsible for the Business Tax teams, as well assisting with the overall management of the firm.
He specialises in employment tax and property tax and regularly represents us at a number of high profile events such as the Estates Gazette Question Time panel.
Derek loves helping people realise their potential and achieve their career ambitions through personal development. He encourage others to deal with change positively and to challenge themselves by doing things which are out of their comfort zone.
PEM is lucky to play a part in the growth of Cambridge as a globally successful City. The firm has a fantastic heritage based upon a supportive culture which encourages individuals to grow.
In his spare time Derek grows rhubarb and uses it to make rhubarb gin!