Derek Quinn

  • derek_1A multi-lingual consultant who has spent his career promoting clear communications, engendering debate, defending press freedom and democracy
  • 35+ years of experience in international broadcasting, and consultation.

From local reporting to foreign correspondent, to weekly Foreign Affairs programme, to diplomatic missions, Derek has gained a clear understanding of conflicting demands on individuals, whether trying to survive under a dictatorship, or political leaders needing solutions for a changing world.

Passionate about clear, responsible communication as the foundation of democracy and understanding, Derek conducts fact-finding missions, gives courses in conflict resolution, election-coverage, and crisis-communications. He has helped resolve problems in several countries including Cambodia, South Africa, Côte d’Ivoire, Haiti, Kenya, Uganda, and Ethiopia to name but a few.

Derek enjoys spending time with friends, swimming, and reading. He also enjoys a juicy medium-rare steak with a fine dry wine.

Master of Arts in Diplomacy from Norwich University, USA

Undergraduate degrees: Bachelor of Arts in Strategic Studies,  and B.A. in French/German Studies respectively from Concordia and Bishop’s Universities in Canada.