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Derek Draper

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Before his untimely death in early 2024, Derek Draper was a leadership consultant, business psychologist and executive coach. He was the CEO of CDP Leadership Consultants and prior to founding CDP was a Managing Consultant and Head of Business Development for the UK and Europe at the global consultancy YSC.

Previously he worked in politics, as chief aide to Peter (now Lord) Mandelson. He was the founder and Director of Progress, the moderate think-tank and pressure group.

He was the author of several books including Create Space, published by Profile.

Derek contracted Covid-19 during the early days of the pandemic and never fully recovered. He died on 3 January 2024 leaving his wife, the TV presenter Kate Garraway, and their two children.

Create Space