Mr Derek Wade (MBA, CiPS Diploma) is a Lecturer of International Business in the Queen Margaret Business School.

  • Overview
  • Teaching & Learning

Worked in industry for 40 years, primarily in Food & Drink with the majority of my career in International Spirits, (with Diageo). Functional expertise in the Procurement arena although the later part of my career was in Supply Chain Management. Based in Scotland as Procurement Director for Diageo International gave me opportunity to work in a number of countries, including Nigeria, Jamaica, Brazil, Australia and Poland. From 2005 to 2012 I was based in the far east as Supply Director for Greater China based in Shanghai, Operations Director for Diageo Korea and Projects Director for Hong Kong, Japan and China. In 2012, I took on a 12 month role as MD for a SME in packaging manufacture based in Arbroath. I took up part time lecturing in at QMU in 2013 and I am current involved in business consultancy on an ad-hoc basis.

Affiliations/Memberships to Other Organisations:

  • Chartered Institute of Purchasing & Supply

Derek's seminars and lectures focus on Manufacturing Operations, Supply, Logistics and Project Management.