Dick Bradshaw began his career in 1961 with the Montreal Trust Company. In 1965, still very early days for PH&N, Dick joined the team and held a series of positions culminating in his appointment as President and Chief Executive Officer from 1987 to 1994. Dick was Chairman of the Board of Directors from 1994 until 1999, when he retired from PH&N.
Dick has held leadership roles on numerous boards, including the Vancouver Foundation (Vice Chair), the Vancouver Oral School for Deaf Children (Chair), the Prostate Centre at the VGH & UBC Hospital Foundation (Chair), VanDusen Botanical Garden, Vancouver Aquarium and Marine Science Centre (Chair). He also served on the board of the Public Sector Pension Investment Board and the Vancouver General Hospital and University of British Columbia Foundations boards.
Dick and his wife, Val, are philanthropic leaders in the area of environmental research. They have endowed chairs at: McGill University to fund the School of Environment, the University of Victoria (in fisheries research); and Simon Fraser University (in coastal studies).