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Derek Cockburn


Derek Cockburn, CPA CGA, PCMP Cert.


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Derek Cockburn is currently on a temporary assignment as the Senior Manager, Financial Management within the Financial Management Office of the British Columbia Public Service Agency (BCPSA). During this assignment, Derek is responsible for the daily financial operations of the BCPSA, as well as being the financial liaison for payroll-related systems projects and related audits.

Derek has spent 10 years providing procurement and contract management advice to the economic sector, which includes the Ministries of Jobs, Tourism and Skills Training (JTST); International Trade (MIT); Community, Sport and Cultural Development (CSCD); Small Business and Red Tape Reduction (SBRT); and the tourism crown corporation, Destination BC (DBC).

Prior to his current assignment, Derek spent 15 years in both ministries and central agencies working in auditing, financial training and strategic planning. Before joining the public service in 1992, Derek held financial positions in private sector firms, ranging in size from a small privately held company to a major international conglomerate.

Derek holds his CPA, CGA designation (BC), PCMP Certification (Province of BC) and a B.Comm. in finance (major) and accounting (minor) from Concordia University in Montreal.

Derek is involved in many cross-government committees, as well as a volunteer in several community-based organizations. He has been a dedicated member of the FMI Victoria Chapter for many years, holding basically every position on its board.

In his free time, Derek enjoys the outdoors and spending time with his daughters.