Kelvyn Derrick


Kelvyn has international business experience extending more than 40 years. Until 2007 he was the Chief Executive of Hamworthy plc, leading its transformation into an innovative technology company with international scope, and floating the company in 2004. Prior to that he was a founding partner of a private equity firm.

In the past 15 years he has held many Non-Executive Director roles including Deputy Chair of the SW Regional Development Agency, Chair of the Society of Maritime Industries, Chair of Regen SW and a board member of the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra. More recent roles include providing strategic advice to an innovative energy from waste group and trustee of Dorset Wildlife Trust. Kelvyn was awarded the OBE for services to engineering and international trade in the 2009 New Year’s Honours List.