Giles Derry

Chief Executive Officer

Giles Derry

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

Prior to Blackrock Expert Services Giles was a successful private equity investor for 15 years.  Initially at SandAire Private Equity before becoming a partner at Dunedin for 10 years.  He was involved in a range of investments across a number of sectors and made the investment for Dunedin in Blackrock Expert Services before then joining the company two years later.

Giles is a Chartered Accountant, having qualified at Arthur Andersen.  He is also a former Chairman of the Corporate Finance Faculty.  He has a degree in Natural Sciences from the University of Durham. 


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Michael Cauter

Chief Operating Officer

Michael Cauter

Michael Cauter is the Chief Operating Officer of Blackrock Expert Services. 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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