Derek comes to RIDE after 12 years in renewable energy and 18 years in senior management. Previous roles include Managing Director/Vice President Oceania at Renesola Ltd (NYSE: SOL), where he established the Australian subsidiary in 2012 and achieved unparalleled success, wresting the mantle of Australia’s number one solar module distributor from the incumbent of many years. He has vast experience garnered from multiple roles in sales, manufacturing and large-scale project work, holding senior positions such as CEO, General Manager and National Sales Manager.
To complement this experience Derek has a Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering, an Electrical License and is CEC Solar accredited. In 2012 Derek was the elected Chair of the Clean Energy Councils domestic PV Directorate and a member of the Clean Energy Councils Solar Leadership Committee.