Derek Parkin

Senior Management

Derek Parkin

Chief Operating Officer

Aged 63

Titles, Qualifications and Education

  • Registered European Engineer
  • Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Mining Engineers
  • Fellow of Institute of Energy
  • Member of Institute of Directors
  • FIMM
  • Master of Business Administration, Staffordshire University
  • Masters in Philosophy – Engineering, Imperial College London
  • BSc (Hons) in Mining Engineering, Nottingham University

Major Responsibilities Held with the Group

Mr Parkin was appointed as the Group’s Chief Operating Officer in September 2022 and is responsible for the Group’s operations, engineering, mega projects construction and procurement and supply chain management. He also leads CLP’s occupational health, safety, and environment function. Mr Parkin joined CLP in September 2015, and has served in several capacities including as Group’s Chief Operating Officer (from 2015 to 2019), leading mega projects execution and developing CLP’s project management capability.


Mr Parkin is also a Director of CLPe Holdings Ltd., a subsidiary of the CLP Group.​

Past Experience

Mr Parkin has over 30 years of project, engineering and business management experience across Europe, Russia, Asia and South America. Prior to joining CLP, Mr Parkin was the Chief Operating Officer / Chief Executive Officer of UK Coal and served on the executive board of power and gas giant E.ON UK for more than five years before being appointed as the Managing Director of New Build and Technology of EON (AG).


Earlier in his career, Mr Parkin worked in the mining and construction industry with a FTSE 100 company and worked on a number of major infrastructure projects worldwide, including the construction of the Hong Kong International Airport, the Channel Tunnel and Heathrow Terminal 5.

Latest update: 7 August 2023

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