Derek joined Aspers from the FCA regulated payments industry where he was CFO at Rational FX and part of the senior finance leadership team at Paysafe Group plc. Earlier in his career Derek helped Gala Coral manage and shape the transitions driven by the Smoking Ban and Gambling Act changes whilst FD at Gala Bingo, and as FD helped steer the Retail Betting Division as licencing was deregulated in Italy.