Hailing originally from the New Forest in England, Dean, has worked in the Retail Industry all his professional life; he has had work placements in UK, Egypt, Dubai, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Singapore and Thailand. For the last 13 years Dean worked for Boots latterly as International and Asia MD. His latest venture however is with Bain and Company helping retail businesses start up and grow in the region.

He has two teenage children, one studying in UK and the other in Bangkok. His great passion is Squash; he is the Chairman of the Squash Section and despite two full knee replacements he still gets around the court with reasonable dexterity.