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Derrick Surratt ’81


Chancellor's Global Leadership Council

Derrick Surratt is manager of Government Sales at British Airways, based in Washington D.C. Surratt has been with British Airways for 22 years in various sales and sales management roles. Surratt was director of sales for South USA for British Airways from 2000 to 2013. In this role, Surratt managed a corporate sales team and was responsible for the commercial performance of eight British Airways gateway markets in North America. Prior to moving to Washington, D.C., Surratt held sales and sales management positions for British Airways in Detroit, Michigan, and Houston, Texas.

Surratt holds a bachelor’s in political science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a Master of Business Administration from Henley Business School at the University of Reading. Surratt is a member of the Board of Directors at the British American Business Association of Washington, D.C., and The Royal Aeronautical Society.

Surratt lives in Alexandria, Virginia, with his wife, Dara, and twin girls, Emily and Caroline.