Dick has 25 years’ experience of building businesses that bring to market innovative methods and technologies to increase service performance within large and demanding organisations. The success of these innovations is demonstrated through the deployment of MooD software by many large organizations across industry and government, within UK and other geographies. The Company’s achievement has been recognized by three Queen’s Awards for Enterprise – in 2004, 2010 and 2015 – and two Smart Awards from Innovate UK.
In his current role as Chief Strategy Officer for MooD International, Dick combines an involvement in continuing technology innovation with programme delivery across corporate clients. He is a frequent contributor to international industry conferences and events, and the author of a number of patents relating to modelling methods and technologies.
In 2012 Dick was elected Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering. He plays an active role within the Academy, including within its newly formed Enterprise Hub where he acts as mentor for new spin-out technology companies. Funded by the Academy, in 2015 Dick is Visiting Professor of Business Innovation at the University of York. He is also an active mentor within technology accelerator programmes.
Prior to co-founding MooD International, Dick lectured in Computer Science at the University of York. During his time there he managed a successful research team addressing innovative project support environments, publishing a number of research papers and books, including Database Systems Engineering (Oxford University Press, 1987), which became a standard undergraduate text within many universities.