Derek De La Harpe is a Chartered Accountant (Zimbabwe) with 30 years’ experience in southern and eastern Africa. He spent 18 years with the then Price Waterhouse, the last 8 as the partner in charge of the firm’s practice specialising in tourism and environmental consulting.
He then spent eight years as the CEO of The Malilangwe Trust, a Zimbabwean NGO working in wildlife conservation and rural development, and with a high profile tourism operation.
He spent four years working as a freelance management consultant in southern and eastern Africa, south-east Asia and central America, specialising in the tourism development and wildlife conservation interface.
He joined Wilderness as CFO and also served as Chief Sustainability Officer . In 2014 Derek was appointed to the position of Commercial Director and Chief Sustainability Officer.