General Manager - List Management, Collingwood Football Club
Derek is the List Manager at Collingwood Football Club, one of the most successful Australian football clubs in the history of the AFL. A 12-year veteran in the sports management industry, Derek is responsible for all of Collingwood’s talent identification both Nationally and Internationally, player trading and contracting encompassing AFL compliance and strategy, he has a superb track record of creating successful teams. Derek’s has represented Collingwood on several AFL working parties most notably the committee overseeing the introduction of the two northern club franchises Gold Coast Suns and Greater Western Sydney. Derek’s expertise is also highly sought after overseas and he has consulted to famous sporting clubs such as San Francisco 49ers (American National Football League) and Chelsea Football Club (English Premier League), AC Milan. Prior to his work at Collingwood, Derek was a firefighter for 20 years.