Derek Black

Research Contracts Manager

I have worked in finance with many organisations and my role in SAMS is to assist SAMS scientists with advice and guidance on the financial and administration aspects of their projects and proposals. Our contracts team also deals directly with grant funders and provides advice to staff on the eligibility rules associated with the funder’s requirements.

I am responsible for the administration and financial management of SAMS' research grants, including pre-award proposals and post-award projects.

Contact details:
  • +44 (0)1631 559 307


1988 Chartered Certified Accountant. Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA)

1993 Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants. ACCA


Employment history

Since 2006 Head of Contracts / Research Contracts Manager. SAMS

2005-07 Systems Financial Accountant. Reid Furniture

1999-2005 Management Accountant. Self-employed

1994-1998 Financial Controller. Xerox Czech Republic

1988-1994 Management Accountant. Xerox UK


Professional roles

Member of Research Organisations Consultation Group providing advice to UKRI Councils from a Research Organisation perspective on policies, processes and administration arrangement.


Professional memberships

Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants