Derek has many years of audit and assurance experience and leads our Real Estate and Construction practice. Having served numerous clients in these industries — including listed companies and leading firms — he is well-positioned to assist real estate and construction businesses in meeting their unique audit and assurance needs.
He has also been invited by Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants (ISCA) to serve as a panellist in a construction-related forum for practitioners.
Derek started his career at a Big 4 firm in 1996. Before joining RSM in Singapore in November 2006, he had been working at the Accountant-General’s Department under the Ministry of Finance since 2003. He was seconded to the Public Accountants Board where he assumed the role of Acting Technical Director.
In 2004, Derek assumed the role of Head, Financial Review Division, in the Accounting and Corporate Regulatory Authority (ACRA) where he headed the practice monitoring review team. Derek also represented ACRA and Singapore in overseas conferences such as the World Standards-setters Meeting.
Derek is a member of the Auditing and Assurance Standards Committee of ISCA and a member of ACRA’s Practice Monitoring Subcommittee. He was also the secretary to the Council on Corporate Disclosure and Governance from October 2003 to October 2006.
Chartered Accountant of Singapore
Member, Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants