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Derek Wilson

Board Chair, appointed 1 April 2021 until 31 March 2024

Derek has been a specialist sports architect for 30 years, shaped from an early stage by his passion for sport.

His career in stadium design and Olympics and Paralympics forged his special interests in safety, accessibility and major events.

Derek‚Äôs knowledge spans private and public sector roles, having owned and run successful architectural practices, and as a Board member of the FLA/SGSA.  Beyond this he has worked internationally including Australia, Malaysia, Japan, the Middle East, Europe and the USA.

He has worked on five Olympic and Paralympic games since Sydney 2000, including helping bring the 2012 Olympics to London, going on to be the Head of Design and Overlay for London 2012. Additionally, he has been part of the team that delivered nine NFL Super Bowls.

As well as his previous tenure on the SGSA Board, Derek has contributed to numerous standards and safety guidance.

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