Dick started his career in the Marketing Services Industry, specialising in market research, advertising and retail consultancy.

Joining Bristol & West in 1992, Dick took on a variety of challenges in the Bristol & West/Bank of Ireland Group including management of underwriting, arrears, general management of Bank of Ireland Mortgages, and prior to leaving in 2003 to join Bath Building Society, he was Director of Strategy and Organisational change. Dick is a Country and Western fan and a keen gardener.

Dick is currently the Chairman of the Building Societies Association.