Derek Paterson

Derek Paterson

Partner & Operations and Information Manager

+44 (0)1382 932701
Mobile +44 (0)7736 466398

We all want to make a difference in the world. Working with exceptional colleagues to advance our clients' great ambitions is how I try.

My role is varied, with elements of operations, finance, comms and insight all coming together to ensure our team are equipped to deliver the best outcomes for our clients. The best part of working at the centre is getting exposure to the full range of our work, across sectors and geographies, spotting trends and sharing stories with the team to make sure we're always learning and improving.


  • Project management
  • Communications
  • Social media
  • Reporting and analysis
  • Systems administration

Before More

  • Shop Assistant/Buyer/Contracts Manager/Office Manager/Internet Sales Manager for Craigdon Mountain Sports, a family-run outdoor sports retailer
  • MRes Social Research, University of Aberdeen
  • MA (Hons) French and Sociology, University of Aberdeen

Outside More

  • New(ish) dad - navigating fatherhood with as much energy and humour as I can muster!
  • Running half marathons and marathons to distract me from my pending retirement from rugby
  • Player, volunteer and former Vice President at Hillfoots RFC
  • Exploring Scotland's mountains whenever I get the chance, usually with Luna, our energetic labradoodle!