Managing Director, Tax
Derek participates in all aspects of Northleaf's private markets investment activities and is responsible for international tax planning and strategy, compliance and investment transaction support for Northleaf’s investment funds, management company and related corporate entities.
Prior to joining Northleaf in 2016, Derek was a Director, Taxation at BGRS, a portfolio company in Brookfield Asset Management's private equity group, where he oversaw the Canadian and international tax planning and reporting function of a global business with foreign operating subsidiaries in five continents. Previously, Derek spent six years at Deloitte LLP in the International Tax Services group where he focused on structuring complex tax transactions and advising on cross-border issues for multi-national corporations.
Derek received a Master of Accounting and a Bachelor of Arts (Honours Accountancy Studies) from the University of Waterloo and holds the Chartered Professional Accountant designation.