Derek Jacobs

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Biographical Information

Derek Jacobs M.A. (Oxon.) was a South African born businessman. (died in 2010) "He received his BA from Rhodes in 1965 and went on to enjoy a prestigous career leading businesses to success in senior roles, including MD of Metal Box (SA) and later Nampak Ltd...

"Derek and his family relocated to the UK and following a period as an active trustee of The Wilderness Foundation, he was unanimously elected to the role of Chairman on the retirement of his predecessor Euan Macdonald. Under Derek’s guidance and with his support the Foundation has gone from strength-to-strength, and both we and the wilderness movement owe Derek a great debt."[1]

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  1. Derek Jacobs, Wilderness Foundation, accessed December 14, 2011.