Global Partners Institute, Canada. Derek has been appointed Executive Director/CEO for the Vancouver based organization that is developing international study opportunities for students around the world, with particular focus on international K-12 programs. He will head up operations and lead all strategy and planning while managing a dedicated team of regional managers, overseas partners and local staff. With a broad range of professional experience in several industries, Derek brings his passion for international education to the forefront of his career with this appointment. Most recently Derek led operations and business development at Study Group Canada leading the Embassy English brand in Toronto.