Dale is an international opinion former and commentator and media persona on design the automotive and transport industry. He is a multi award-winning designer, academic leader and a researcher and is regularly cited as one of the most influential and important figures in the automotive industry. He is committed to design education and is always keen to raise the intellectual debate about vehicle and automotive design and is currently engaged with a major show at London’s Victoria and Albert museum celebrating the origins processes and history of car design.
Dale is a Fellow of the Royal College of Art, a fellow of The Royal Society of Arts and a Freeman of the City of London; he has chaired the design stream of the Automotive Council UK and is a trustee of the Design Council UK.
In December 2003 BBC Top Gear identified Dale as the eighth most important person in the automotive industry (George Bush was number one, and Bin Laden number 13). Autocar Magazine published ‘Top 100 most Influential Brits’ in May 2004 and identified Dale as number 33 in the world automotive industry.