Deric was born and brought up in Zimbabwe – a childhood of fun and excitement in the African bush which he still treasures today. He graduated from the University of Stellenbosch in South Africa where he met his delightful future wife, Erica, – a dairy farmer’s daughter from southern Natal –  the rest is history. After some years working in Zimbabwe and South Africa they undertook expatriate postings with Shell in Uruguay, Chile, Switzerland, and The Netherlands before Deric retired in 2016. Deric enjoys most challenges as his passion for snow skiing and water skiing show – no wonder he is undertaking a second term as Club President !!