Derek Ray-Hill

Executive Director, Commercial

Derek is the Executive Director (Commercial) at London First. He joined our team from the Charities Aid Foundation where he worked directly with large UK and international corporate clients on their Corporate Responsibility activities. This includes projects with Coca Cola Enterprises, PwC, Sodexo, Tesco and Toyota.

Previous experience includes Global Brand Manager for BBC Worldwide, where he launched BBC Learning TV in Asia and Africa, Commercial Director at the International Visual Communications Association where he led the development of the Clarion Awards and Business Development Director at Film Education which produces the largest festival for cinema and young people in the World. His career began at The White House as an Intern for President Clinton. He came to the UK in 1996.

Outside of work he is a qualified rugby referee and enjoys life with his family of 4 children.