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Governments empower citizens and enable them to thrive. Great public policy is developed from the citizen’s point of view and used to design simple, effective and accessible services. This must be done while keeping the public safe.

Derek Dobson

EY Global Defence Co-Lead and EY Canada Defence, Security and Resilience Lead

Helping governments deliver outstanding services to citizens in this transformative age. A soccer fan with a slight running habit. Endurance sports appreciator.

Derek is an Associate Partner in Advisory Services, based in Canada. He is also EY Global Defense Co-Lead and oversees a network of professionals in the defense and security domain within the organization’s Government and Public Sector team.

Derek previously served as an officer in the British and Canadian Armed Forces.  He is a graduate of the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst and the US Marine Corps University.

He holds an MA in English Literature and History from Edinburgh University and an MBA from Open University.  Derek is a Member of the Order of the British Empire.

How Derek is building a better working world

"National defence and security organizations protect citizens, their values and interests. They must be ready to face security challenges and help deliver outstanding operational performance in an affordable way. I enjoy helping clients provide strategic policy objectives so that the women and men who defend us have the services and resources that they need to excel.

More broadly, I help government departments to understand their changing operating environment and make the strategic changes necessary to fulfil their mandates effectively through the adoption of new ways of working. This includes the adoption of new business models and technology solutions to help deliver better outcomes."

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