Leadership team

Giles Derry

Chief Executive Officer

Giles Derry is the Chief Executive Officer of Blackrock Expert Services Group.  He joined the company in 2017 and is responsible for the strategy and operations of the business.  

Giles’ 17 years of experience as a successful private equity investor, initially at SandAire Private Equity and then leading UK private equity house Dunedin, has involved a range of investments across a number of sectors.  As partner at Dunedin, Giles made the investment in Blackrock Programme Management, before joining the business two years later in 2017.

Giles holds a degree in Natural Sciences from the University of Durham.  He is a Chartered Accountant, having qualified at Arthur Andersen where he obtained a broad base of experience including audit, consulting and corporate finance advisory, and is also a former Chairman of the Corporate Finance Faculty.

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Michael Cauter

Chief Operating Officer

Michael Cauter is the Chief Operating Officer of Blackrock Expert Services Group.  He joined the company in 2018 and is responsible for supporting the development and execution of the business strategy, including all financial matters. 

Michael has been Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer of various businesses, including having co-founded a private equity-backed business where he helped lead their growth across international markets.  This has included leading the transformation of marine navigational information from analogue to digital economies.  He has worked for a number of professional services-based organisations.

Michael is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants, having qualified with KPMG. He is also a Fellow of the Institute of Directors. 

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