Prior to joining Barak, Derek was a tax specialist at Stanlib where he was involved in the resolution of tax treatment of extraordinary transactions within the pension and life funds as well as in the Collective Investment Schemes. Previous to this he was a tax consultant for Liberty Group after gaining significant accounting experience at Moore Stephens while auditing companies operating within the agricultural sector.
Derek graduated from the University of South Africa with a Bachelor and Honours degree in Accounting Sciences majoring in accounting, tax, finance and auditing. He is a qualified Chartered Accountant and a member of The South African Institute of Chartered Accountants. He completed his public training with Moore Stephens.