Derek holds more than 17 years of experience in the insurance and financial sector with previous tenures in South Africa, the United States, the United Kingdom, Australia, and Malaysia. As Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of AmGeneral Insurance, Derek is responsible for delivering the strategic growth, direction, distribution, and performance of the general insurance business of AmBank Group. 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).