Dick is a commercial finance professional with extensive strategic and international experience to Board level particularly in service related industries.
A graduate in Economics from the University of Dundee, Dick qualified with Ernst & Young as a Chartered Accountant with the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland and worked in EY’s offices both in Dundee and London.
Subsequently he was worked for a number of leading companies including the Mars Group , the Shandwick PR group , Russell Reynolds the leading executive search firm , the REL Consultancy Group – specialists in Working Capital Management – and, most recently, the Gallowglass Group who are the leading suppliers of “ Crew “ and events related Health & Safety & Training services to the Events industry
He has overseen the development of businesses not only through organic growth and the acquisition of relevant companies within the UK, but also internationally both in Europe and the Middle East
Dick is a “ hands on “ FD with extensive experience of ensuring that the appropriate controls and processes are in place whilst at the same time developing business plans and management reporting packs to meet the needs of Senior Management Teams.
He is focussed on delivering strong working relationships with external stakeholders including shareholders, bankers, auditors and HMRC and he also makes sure that he develops, mentors and trains suitably qualified financial staff to support business operations.