Derek Paterson

Former Director, GovDC and Marketplace Services / Department of Finance, Services and Innovation

Derek has more than 18 years of operational leadership and executive-level change management in some of the largest and most critical public and private sector organisations in the world.

Derek is currently the Director, GovDC and Marketplace Services and is responsible for providing leadership and direction to strategically manage and support the agency operation of the Data Centre Reform. The reform encompasses the collapsing of 130 data centres into two strategically placed state of the art facilities saving NSW Government agencies and citizens millions of dollars.

Prior to NSW Government, Derek spent 15 years carrying responsibility for architecture, design and planning of every facet of Data Centres and Telecommunications within the investment and retail banking industry.