Dick has been a director of 20 public companies, serving as chairman of six of them, and is noted for his philanthropic support and volunteer commitment to the community.
In 2001, the University of Calgary honoured Dick with The Richard F. Haskayne Chair in Accounting, and in 2002 the university’s Faculty of Management was renamed the Haskayne School of Business. He is University of Calgary Board Chair Emeritus.
In 2002, Dick and his wife, Lois, received the Generosity of Spirit Award from the Association of Fundraising Professionals for their philanthropy.
Dick is an Officer of the Order of Canada and is a recipient of the Canadian Business Leader Award. He is a fellow of the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants and of the Institute of Corporate Directors. He was a trustee of the Alberta Heritage Foundation for Medical Research, and served on the board of the Hotchkiss Brain Institute and on the Advisory Council of the Order of Canada. He is a life member of the Alberta Children’s Hospital Foundation.
Dick served as board chairman for TransCanada Corporation, Fording Inc., NOVA Corporation, TransAlta Corporation, and MacMillan Bloedel, and was chairman, president and CEO of Interhome Energy Inc. (IPL and Home Oil).