Derrick De Souza has a Bachelor of Accountancy from the University of Singapore (1976) and has successfully completed the Executive Development Year program run jointly by the Institute of Corporate Managers, Secretaries and Administrators and the University of New South Wales (1989). He has also completed the 2 year post graduate Diploma in Applied Finance and Investment of the Securities Institute of Australia recognised by the Australian banking and finance industry and the Post Diploma in Financial Services (Financial Planning) recognised by the financial planning and wealth management industry in Australia. Derrick is an associate member of CPA Australia.
Derrick is a consultant to businesses for the past 17 years and his work experience includes working in various capacities in accounting, Australian and international taxation, auditing, international banking, insurance, mergers and acquisitions, corporate restructuring for stock market listings, valuations and strategic planning and financial advisory. He has worked in banking and finance in Singapore, Malaysia, London, Korea, Hong Kong, and Australia. He advises Asian clients on in-bound Australian investments and Australian clients on out-bound off-shore business investments.
From 2006 to 2013 Derrick was the Managing Partner of a mid-tier Accounting practice in Sydney. He is currently a non-executive director of Timah Resources Limited (ASX code: TML) and of Actcelerate Investment Group Ltd (NSX code: AIG) and several private companies in Australia and has listed company board experience. Derrick is a Registered Tax Agent with the Australian Tax Agents Board and also holds a New South Wales Real Estate Licence.