Dereck is based in Control Risks’ Singapore office and leads research and analysis on bespoke political, regulatory and security projects in South-East Asia, focusing on the Philippines, Vietnam and Myanmar. He also contributes to Control Risks’ subscription services.
Recent tasks that Dereck has worked on include:
Dereck previously worked as Political and Prosperity Attaché at the British Embassy in Manila, where he provided analysis to support and inform the UK government’s strategies, approaches to government engagement and responses to current and potential policies in the Philippines. He was also responsible for the embassy’s political networking strategy, including during the transition to President Rodrigo Duterte’s administration.
Dereck holds a Master’s degree in International Relations from Peking University in Beijing, China.