After graduating from Glasgow College of Technology (now Glasgow Caledonian University) with a BSc. in Computer Information Systems, Derek Rae began his career as a graduate programmer with Weir Systems which later became Maxima Information Group.  Derek gained experience during his 25 years with the company managing multiple development, consulting and technical staff, in both UK and offshore teams.

As PDMS UK’s Operations Director, Derek works closely with David Stickland and technical teams, overseeing the successful delivery of projects and developments for PDMS’ Ferry, ERP and Payroll software.  As a long standing member of the company who has worked with some clients for more than 20 years, Derek provides invaluable technical knowledge and customer insight.

Derek also holds a PgD in Advanced Computer Systems Development from Paisley University (now University of the West of Scotland).