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Derry Newman

Derry  Newman

Derry is the retired Chief Executive Officer of Solarcentury. Solarcentury is one of the UK’s leading solar energy companies. As CEO, Derry led the expansion into new markets across Europe and led the introduction of award winning new products.


Prior to Solarcentury, Derry worked in Sony Europe, responsible for considerable transformational change in the rapidly evolving and competitive arena of consumer electronics. He was appointed Managing Director, Sony United Kingdom in 2004. Prior to Sony, he was Director, Operations, EMEA for Motorola. Derry is currently Non-Executive Chairman of SunnyMoney, a social enterprise which aims to replace the kerosene lantern in the off grid areas of Africa with a solar lamp and eliminate the kerosene lantern by 2020.