Dereck Milburn has been involved in the Conservation and Ecotourism industry for nine years to date and has held various positions in both the consulting field and conservation/tourism management fields. He is currently operating as a Protected Area Planning Facilitator/Tourism consultant throughout Southern Africa. He has specialised in the fields of conservation planning and management with specific expertise in Protected Area Management Planning and Policy Development, Ecotourism Development Planning, Product Development, Business Management and Mentorship Programmes. He has furthermore developed experience in Environmental Impact Assessments, Environmental Management Plans, Facilitation in Protected Areas, Training, Marketing, Professional field guiding, Environmental Interpretation and Computer Literacy. Dereck also strives off assisting businesses in unlocking their full potential and has been involved in various mentorship programmes during his professional career. Dereck’s current focus is to develop himself as a leader in mentorship programmes in South Africa. Another strong passion of his lies with youth development and facilitation of community development projects.