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Derry was formerly Managing Director of Sony UK and head of operations for Sony Europe and until 2012 Chief Executive of Solarcentury, the UK's leading solar power company, with the company winning a Queens Award for enterprise / innovation in 2011.
After retiring from full-time work he became a Trustee of SolarAid and non-executive Chairman of SunnyMoney, a social enterprise with the goal to reduce poverty and eradicate the kerosene lantern from sub-Saharan Africa by using affordable, reliable and safe small solar lamps. He is also a Board Member of Impact DTG, a leading experiential learning company focussed on corporate leadership development. He is an occasional speaker at the Cambridge University Institute for Sustainability Leadership.
Derry was born in Port Talbot, studied initially at Southampton University for a career in global telecommunications and later at the Open University. He lives in Hampshire and often is in Pembrokeshire where he is renovating a house. He is married to Catrin and has two grown-up children and a large dog.