Dick studied Mechanical Engineering at the University of Bristol and started his career in 1980 at Ricardo where he gained an in-depth understanding of engine science and developed a world class team specialising in advanced combustion diagnostics.
In 1989 he joined Shell Research where he continued work on combustion as well as formulating championship winning F1 fuels before moving to Japan as Senior Technical Advisor to Showa Shell Sekiyu.
He joined McLaren in 1995 and spent 12 years at McLaren Racing running R&D activities with a focus on developing advanced vehicle dynamic simulation capability in the role of Head of Simulation. He led the development of McLaren’s driving simulator, the first in Formula One, and the data analysis and simulation software suite MIDAS.
He moved to McLaren Automotive in January 2007 as Technical Director and led the engineering development of the new range of supercars, the first of which was the 12C, launched in 2011. At this point Dick became Director of Research leading the innovation required to keep McLaren at the pinnacle of the super car market.
Dick moved to McLaren Applied Technologies in January 2014 as Chief Technology Officer. In this role he was a member of the senior team driving the growth of the company. His personal focus was on innovation and technology strategy, directing R&D programmes across a wide range of technology areas to maximise business opportunities.
In January 2018, Dick was appointed Acting Chief Executive Officer of McLaren Applied Technologies, tasked with leading the company’s continued growth in its key markets; Motorsport, Automotive, Public Transport and Health.