Mr Derek J. Smail

Associate Director

Derek is a media industry specialist with national and international newspaper publishing experience. As a result of his commercial and diplomatic experience, he has an extensive network in the UK and throughout the Commonwealth, particularly New Zealand and Southern Africa.

Derek is highly skilled in managing businesses in extremely adverse political and economic conditions.

He currently holds appointments as Executive Chairman for African Media Investments Ltd, Non-Executive Director for Associated Newspapers of Zimbabwe (Pvt) Ltd, Advisory Board Member for Samstar Africa Media and Technology Investment Fund and UK Director for FlightPath TV.

Derek was awarded an OBE in 1993.