Derrick is a highly experienced independent economic consultant, passionate about applying economics and evidence to real world problems. He was Chief Economist at the UK Food Standards Agency, where he established and led the central analytical and research team. He previously worked in other parts of Government, dealing with transport, environmental and regeneration issues. He has extensive practical experience in dealing with policy and evidence in the public and charity sectors.
I strongly support all that the Alliance stands for- using evidence, collaborating and sharing knowledge to help inform and make better decisions, and to drive up the supply and demand for good evidence. I am a great believer in the power of using evidence. Being an associate gives me great opportunities to share my experience and enthusiasm for using evidence and help others develop their skills in this important process.