Derek Stapley

Director of Drake Private Trust company

Chartered Accountant

Derek is a Chartered Accountant with thirty years’ experience in the Financial Services Industry. Derek currently serves as an independent director on the boards of several private or listed investment funds, insurance companies and private client structures. He chairs the Audit and Risk Committee for several of these companies.

Derek is a former partner in Ernst & Young’s Financial Services Office.  He spent 20 years with Ernst & Young, Bermuda holding a number of positions including several years as the leader of the Investment Funds Practice. In 2006 he joined Ernst & Young’s Global Asset Management Group where he specialized in the Alternative Investment Industry before leaving the Firm in 2009.


Derek, who is Scottish and Bermudian, holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Accounting from the Caledonian University in Glasgow and is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland, the Chartered Professional Accountants in Bermuda and the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants.

  • Director of Drake Private Trust Company