Derek joined Shannex in late 2018 as Vice President, New Brunswick Operations, where he supports Parkland Retirement Living Campuses and Shannex Enhanced Care facilities throughout the province. Derek’s focus is to support the company’s current and expanding operations in New Brunswick to ensure residents continue to receive top quality accommodations and services from engaged employees. 

Prior to joining Shannex, Derek had a 20 year career as a senior leader with Medavie Blue Cross, accountable for implementation and management of their federal government contracts with Veterans Affairs Canada and Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada.  Prior to that, he served as an Artillery Officer with the Canadian Armed Forces for eight years, stationed in Quebec, Ontario, and Chatham, NB.  

Derek holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the Royal Military College of Canada and holds several financial services industry designations including Fellow, Life Management Institute (FLMI).  He has gained the respect of the New Brunswick business community and has also found the time to support amateur sports through volunteering as a coach in hockey, soccer, football and lacrosse over the past 25 years. He is currently Assistant Coach for the Riverview Royals, playing in the NBIAA high school hockey league.