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Derek Mansfield

Mr. Derek Mansfield

Director and Plant Manager - De La Rue Lanka


Derek has held senior positions in several large organisations across the UK and Asia. With a career spent exclusively in manufacturing, he spent the initial part of his career in Printed Circuit Boards (PCBs) before taking on his first Managing Director role as part of large PLC in Scotland. Staying with this parent company he went on to manage an Industrial Cable operation in the North East of England before moving to Kuantan on the East Coast of Malaysia where he led a Contract Manufacturing business.

Derek then moved on to running a Plastic Bearing manufacturing operation with factories in Thailand, China and the UK. More recently, he ran a Masterbatch producer based out of Vadodara in India before joining De La Rue in 2020.

Derek has been working with Asian suppliers, manufacturing operations and customers for over 20 years and very much enjoys the challenges that this brings. He is delighted to now be leading the De La Rue operation in Biyagama.

Derek is a Technology Management Graduate from Sunderland University.

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