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Derek is your guide and mentor


Our CEO is a Professional Engineer and Chartered Accountant. He is also an internationally and locally accredited Commercial Mediator and a member of Mensa.

Derek was first promoted to Technical Director of Contronics SA (Pty) Ltd at age 25 and then Managing Director at age 28. Apart from a two year spell satisfying a lifetime’s ambition to teach, he has been a company director all his life, first in engineering, then, after the break for teaching, in accounting and auditing. During his financial walk through life, Derek has learned hard lessons about wealth protection, estate and tax planning, particularly in relation to property investment, with the result that he is now considered an expert in these fields and receives referrals from numerous attorneys on behalf of their clients. He has written over 100 articles on trusts and estate planning along with a some 300 on other topics of interest including personal wealth, personal growth, property investment, tax, company secretarial, marketing and general business.

In 2020, he published 16 Steps to Wealth, an online book, which is a complete guide to property investment, trusts and legacy protection and the related tax implications.

This was followed in 2021 by 16 Steps to Business, a complete guide to starting and building a successful company.

2022 will see him publish “16 Steps to Marketing”, followed by “16 Steps to Financial Freedom”

He is one of the founders and the Patron of Gallagher Combined School which opened in his building in Midrand in January 2016.

Derek’s passion is helping people in business and he always consults at no charge. So, book the first of your entirely free¬†sessions with him now: Check Derek’s diary and select a time that suits you.

To read a sample or buy Derek’s informative books. Click on the link above.