Dickie is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of UK India Business Council. Dickie joined us in August 2013 and recently served as Vice Chairman before stepping up to CEO in October 2022. He is based at the UKIBC Business Centre, Gurgaon.
Dickie’s focus is on building UKIBC’s policy advocacy impact in India, enhancing the excellence of our research and analysis and exploring how new technology can support the creation of UKIBC’s original data. It is also his mission to broaden the Council’s activity and membership across the economic corridor to ensure we are a truly bilateral organisation. Alongside his role as Group CEO Dickie retains oversight of UKIBC’s Aerospace & Defence Industry Group, which comprises 22 leading Indian and UK defence firms – he is a leading advocate for a stronger industrial partnership between the UK and Indian in defence, particularly encouraging UK firms to co-create, co-develop and make in India.
He is a graduate of the universities of Durham (History) and Cambridge (International Relations). After University, Dickie joined the John Swire & Sons’ management trainee programme based in Hong Kong and Pakistan. From 2005 to 2007 he was Manager Delhi & North India for Cathay Pacific Airways. From 2007 until 2013, Dickie was a founder director of Flying Fox, an innovative adventure tourism company headquartered in Delhi.
Dickie has spent the last 17 years living in India.