Derek joined Integra Technical Services in Singapore as a Loss Adjuster in 2020, having had 13 years experience in forensic consulting, root cause analysis, failure investigation, and materials engineering. He began his engineering career as a failure analysis consultant with TÜV SÜD, Singapore.
As a principal investigator, he provided engineering consultation and risk assessment services to various industrial sectors, including oil & gas, aerospace, marine, chemicals, power generation, manufacturing, construction, rail transport, medical devices, and defence. In 2014, Derek joined Rolls-Royce, Singapore, as a Principal Engineer focused on Failure Investigation. He was primarily responsible for investigation of in-service aircraft gas turbine engine failures in the Asia Pacific region through leading cross-functional teams and working with airlines, module suppliers and regulatory bodies.
In early 2019, Derek moved to Envista Forensics, wherein he worked with local and international adjusters as well as insurers on a wide spectrum of claims relating to gas turbines, steam turbines, generators, container handling cranes, building maintenance units, etc. Derek has a Doctor of Philosophy Degree in Material Science and Engineering and a Master of Business Administration Degree from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.
He is a Chartered Engineer and Professional Member of the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining, and currently pursuing ACILA status through the Chartered Institute of Loss Adjusters.