Dan Doyle

Executive Vice President, Venue Construction

Dan Doyle measures his accomplishments by the calibre of his project teams. “Above all, I’m a manager of people. Success is built by great teams, and I’ve had the privilege of working with some phenomenal ones, present VANOC team included.”

Doyle’s leadership and problem-solving prowess provide a perfect foundation for his current undertaking. As VANOC’s executive vice president, construction, Doyle is responsible for the $580 million development and construction of the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Games venues.

Large complex building projects are second nature to Doyle. With more than 35 years of experience with BC’s Ministry of Transportation, most recently as deputy minister, he has overseen some of the province’s landmark construction initiatives. Highlights include the rehabilitation of Vancouver’s Lions Gate Bridge and the development of the Sea-to-Sky Highway Improvement project. He is also particularly proud of a small but significant project in Grand Forks to create safer sidewalks for school children.

A civil engineer by training, Doyle began his career as a trainee with the province’s transportation ministry. He worked his way up to deputy minister, a post he held until his retirement from government in 2005. Doyle also served as chairman for Rapid Transit 2000, the company responsible for building the Millennium Line extension to Vancouver’s rapid transit system.

Doyle’s lengthy career has been recognized with many accolades, among them the Canadian Transportation Person of the Year (2005) and the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Institute of Transportation Engineers. In addition, he was awarded the Lieutenant Governor’s Silver Medal for Excellence in Public Administration (2002).

Born in Quebec City, Doyle was raised “in or near almost every community in BC.” He graduated from the University of British Columbia with a bachelor of applied science (civil engineering) and received his professional engineer designation in 1971. He subsequently pursued executive studies at Queen’s University and UBC.

Now a self-professed armchair athlete, Doyle previously enjoyed a long run as a coach for his children’s soccer teams. Whenever possible, he indulges in his longtime woodworking hobby. Travel is also a passion: Doyle, his two sons and his daughter are planning a trip to the Cape of South America and Antarctica.

Doyle and his wife make their home in Victoria.

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