A black and white portrait of Derek Gannon, Managing Director Virgin Unite

Derek Gannon

, Managing Director

I recently stepped into the position of Managing Director after initially joining Unite as a Consultant. I was immediately impressed by the sheer scale and enormous scope of the projects the (relatively small) Unite Team work to develop. I’m extremely excited to join such a passionate group of people and incubate a wide range of inspiring initiatives. Prior to Unite I’ve worked with many values-led organisations, as well as foundations and various philanthropists and entrepreneurs.

I was Chief Operating Officer (COO) at Comic Relief and COO at Guardian News and Media where I focused on major business-change programmes.