Derrick lives in East Devon just inland from the Jurassic Coast near Sidmouth. Since moving down to Devon in 2003 he has spent many hours walking, gazing, photographing and flying over the Jurassic coast. ‘I have been lucky enough to travel to many beautiful places around the world, but on a clear day the views down the Jurassic from the red cliffs in East Devon towards Portland are the equal of anywhere. I relish the opportunity to support the trust in protecting this special coastline for all to enjoy and appreciate, protecting it for future generations’
Derrick currently heads up the Public Weather Service at the Met Office based in Exeter, responsible for communicating weather to the public to help individuals and organisations protect themselves from severe weather as well as making the best of our changeable weather. Previously he has managed the Climate Programme and before that developed computer models to predict the spread of atmospheric pollutants, from volcanic ash to greenhouse gases to industrial emissions.