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Derek Walker

Derek Walker has been CEO of the Wales Co-operative Centre since 2011.

During this time WCC has strengthened its position as a leading development body for social enterprises and co-operatives in the UK and helped to stimulate significant growth within the Welsh social economy. The Wales Co-operative Centre has become a go-to organisation for work to strengthen communities and tackle poverty.

Derek has overseen a programme of modernisation, income diversification and sustainable growth.

Derek is a member of a number of strategic committees, such as the Council for Economic Development and the Programme Monitoring Committee for EU funding in Wales. Derek is also a board member of Cadwyn Housing Association and deputy chair of governors at Mount Stuart Primary School in Butetown.

Prior to working at WCC Derek worked as Head of External Affairs at the Big Lottery Fund (Wales), as Head of Policy and Campaigns at the Wales TUC and was the first employee of Stonewall Cymru.