Derek Osborn, Cynnal Cymru Chair, has many years’ experience as a policy analyst at national and international levels. Previous roles include working within the civil service, where he led the UK preparations for the first Rio Earth Summit in 1992. Since leaving the civil service, he has pursued sustainable development as board member to organisations within the private sector and NGOs. Derek has also been an active sustainable development advocate in Europe, including his role as Chairman of the Sustainable Development Observatory for the European Economic and Social Committee. He is now a board member of Dwr Cymru and has links with Creative Rural Communities.