Derek Willcocks


Job Title: CIO

Company: Discovery


Derek Willcocks was appointed CIO of Discovery Limited in February 2018. He is passionate about the difference technology can make to companies and society. Since 1995 he has had leadership and strategy roles in Information and Communications Technology companies ranging in size from startups to billion dollar listed companies. Prior to working at Discovery he was CIO at Dimension Data and a Managing Director at Internet Solutions. Derek has a BSc. Hons. in Computer Science from Wits University.


2018 - Present     CIO, Discovery Ltd
2015 - 2017          CIO, Dimension Data
2012 - 2015          CEO Middle East & Africa, Dimension Data
2009 - 2012          Managing Director, Internet Solutions
2001 - 2009          Executive, Dimension Data
1995 - 2001          Director, The Internet Solution
1995 - 2001          Director, Internet Solutions

1989 - 1992          BSc. Hons. Computer Science, Wits University

About Discovery Ltd: Discovery Limited is a South Africa-based financial services group that is listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) with its headquarters in Sandton. Founded in 1992 by Adrian Gore, Discovery Limited engages in long and short-term insurance, asset management, savings, investment and employee benefits through its various brands. The Group has subsidiaries in South Africa, the United Kingdom, the United States, China, Singapore, and Australia.

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