Derek brings with him 13 years of professional experience in the insurance industry as well as from financial institution related organisations in Johannesburg, New York, London and Sydney. Before joining AmGeneral Insurance, he led a large transformational change programme within the claims operation of Insurance Australia Group’s (IAG) Direct Insurance Division in Australia. Prior to that, Derek was Chief Financial Officer for a joint venture within IAG. Derek holds a Bachelors Degree in Business Science from the University of Cape Town, South Africa and is a qualified Chartered Accountant. He is also a member of the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA).