Derek Cockburn, CPA CGA, PCMP Cert.
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
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.