Derek Ariss

Head of Innovation, Asia, Lend Lease

Derek was appointed Head of Innovation – Asia in December 2013, and is based in Singapore.

As Head of Innovation for Lend Lease in Asia, Derek is responsible for:

  • the design of processes to deliver improved Lend Lease products and systems,
  • nurturing a culture of innovation for Lend Lease in Asia,
  • developing productive network relationships with organisations that share Lend Lease’s position on innovation and growth

He joined Lend Lease in 2005 and has over 10 years of Property and Comms experience. Prior to his current role, Derek was Head of Retail Operations, Asia overseeing all retail assets Lend Lease manages across the region and possesses vast experience in property management, marketing and general management.

Having worked in organisations such as Lend Lease, Stocklands and Burson-Marstellar, Derek has accumulated operational expertise in shopping centres, convention halls, museums, aquatic centres, gymnasiums. Derek holds an MBA in International Marketing and Strategy, an Honours Bachelor of Science in Psychology and Biology, and an Honours Bachelor of Commerce.