Derek is the Managing Partner of Gardner Leader since 2011.
Derek joined Gardner Leader in 2005 as a partner in the firm’s Corporate and Commercial team. He became Managing Partner in May 2011.
Although previously a corporate and commercial lawyer helping businesses and their owners achieve their objectives, Derek’s time is now devoted to management and strategy as the firm continues to grow.
In his role as Managing Partner, Derek takes the lead in developing and implementing our strategy for growth. He chairs our partners’ and board meetings, and works closely with the rest of the team to ensure that we know what we need to do and have the resources to do it. The firm has doubled in size since 2012.
Derek has experience in corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions, general company and commercial law and employment but is now full time in the role of managing partner of the firm.