Derek Robertson

Business Development - New Zealand 

Derek or Derek the Chef as he’s known in New Zealand is the newest addition to the Absolute Immigration team.


New Zealand born and bred, Derek boasts a 46 year career as a chef  – he has; taught cookery at leading tertiary institutions, owned and operated several restaurants, authored seven cookbooks, had his own cooking segment on TV and is now a sought after guest speaker, presenter and freelance contributor to all things foodie!


Derek also possesses extensive experience in the Marine Industry, where he realised the need for skilled training and development of employees for the New Business Boat and Construction Industries.This progressed into training for the Hospitality and Aged Care sectors which lead him to take on a senior role at Site WorkReady.

Site WorkReady is an Australian company with facilities in the Philippines offering International Recruitment and Workforce Solutions to companies in the Mining and Processing, Oil and Gas, and Construction industries.


Derek’s professionalism and extensive network ensures his position as Absolute Immigration’s Business Development Manager is focused on utilising his skills, professionalism and extensive network to build our presence in New Zealand.


Derek is happiest when fishing with his son in the idyllic waterways near his Auckland home or designing recipes using delicious seafood to cook for family and friends.