From TEDx UWS, 2013.
From the TEDx YouTube channel:
Elected an MSP in May 2011 Derek was appointed Minister for Local Government and Planning in December 2011, having served on the Finance Committee of the Scottish Parliament and as Political Liaison Officer to the Cabinet Secretary for Parliamentary Business & Government Strategy.
He served on Greater Glasgow & Clyde Health Board as a Non Executive Director and Chair of Renfrewshire Community Health Partnership (2007 — 2011). He was also previously chair of the Paisley Vision Board and Renfrewshire’s Fairtrade Steering Group.