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Derek Gannon

Co-opted Member of the NTU Development Board


Derek Gannon is the Chief Operating Officer at Comic Relief where he is overseeing an organisational review and transforming the organisation to be fit for the future by bringing in new digitally-focused skill sets.

Derek has 15 years' experience in agenda setting global brands and digital start-ups and has an outstanding record of driving and delivering major strategic initiatives, transformational change, digital transformation, large scale technology, cost management and international projects in three of the UK's leading media and charity brands - Guardian News and Media, Pearson PLC and Comic Relief.

He is the former Chair of the Diana Award, Vice-Chair of Gingerbread and Chair of Elbi.

He lives in London with his wife and 5 children.