Date of Appointment: July 1, 2017
Education: Graduated Rothesay Collegiate School, 1965
Experience: Derek is a commercial account executive with The Huestis Group. Throughout his career, he has also worked with Bank of Nova Scotia as an accountant and a loan officer and with Burchill Plywood in sales and marketing. For more than 30 years Derek owned and operated his own business, Harriman-Burchill Insurance Brokerage. He also served as a City Councillor for Miramichi from 2008- 2012, where he chaired the Finance committee.
Behind the Scenes: Derek is an active and dedicated member of the Miramichi community. He has volunteered his time for numerous community groups, business associations and local festivals. Most recently he served as the chair of 2017 Miramichi Tall Ships Festival and is President of the Miramichi Airport Commission. In 2015 Derek was awarded the Paul Harris Community Service Award from The Newcastle Rotary Club in recognition of his countless hours of community service.
Derek on NBCC: I believe that service to humanity is the best work of life.