Derek Draper is a leadership consultant, business psychologist and executive coach. He is the CEO of CDP Leadership Consultants and prior to founding CDP was a Managing Consultant and Head of Business Development for the UK and Europe at the global consultancy YSC.
He has assessed and developed senior business people in twenty FTSE 100 companies and in some of the largest privately held companies in the world. As well as working with individuals he runs team-effectiveness interventions and consults on an organisation’s leadership strategy, values and culture. Prior to this he worked in politics, as chief aide to Peter (now Lord) Mandelson. He was the founder and Director of Progress, the moderate think-tank and pressure group.
Today, as well as leading CDP he runs a small psychotherapy practice in Bloomsbury and is a Governor of the Tavistock and Portman NHS Trust. He lives in London with his wife, the TV presenter Kate Garraway, and their two children. He tweets @derekdraper. His latest book, Create Space, is published by Profile.