Dean joined the Board of Trustees in 2020. Along with his wife Janet, Dean founded the Card Factory in 1997. Dean is also the former Chairman of Huddersfield Town AFC and founder of the Huddersfield Town Foundation. Dean has a strong business background, and he is now a non-executive Chair of retail chain ‘The Works PLC’ which has over 500 stores in the UK. Dean is also a member of the Capital Appeal Board.