Derek has been involved with Ryedale Mencap for almost 25 years. He is a retired Lecturer in Finance, previously at the University of Hull, having qualified as a Chartered Accountant.
Derek got involved as a Trustee of Ryedale & District Mencap when the previous Treasurer retired, mainly through his wife (Eileen Searle) who was then a Trustee. But before that he had helped as a volunteer at collections and as a Marshal for the Great Yorkshire Bike Ride.
Through Derek’s efforts as treasurer, he believes the Charity is built on a sound financial basis for the future.