"Our culture reflects our regional setting; it’s driven by a strong sense of community and belonging.”

Derek Naughten

Head of people and culture

Bachelor of Business (Human Resources Management), Professional Diploma of Human Resources, MAHRI

In the same way teachers work to unlock the potential of students, Derek Naughten’s role is to foster a culture that allows staff at SCOTS PGC to do their best work.

With more than 20 years of service at the College, Derek holds a deep understanding of its history, values and community.

Beyond developing and implementing contemporary human resources practices, much of Derek’s role is about empowering people to bring the school’s values to life. He believes every person, regardless of their position, has a role to play in the College’s mission of ‘inspiring students to be their best’ and that great things happen when all staff work together in unity.

For Derek, the school’s culture is reflective of its regional setting – everyone has a role to play in shaping the experience and there’s a strong sense of community and belonging.