Boyd recently retired from the position of CEO of Teck Coal Limited and brings to Dingo over 35 years of expertise in the coal business.
“Dingo is delighted and honored to welcome Boyd to its board,” said Higgins. “His expertise and wide range of experience in the coal mining industry, along with his ability to maximize the value of any company he has been a part of, will be a great benefit as Dingo moves into a significant, new growth stage.”
Boyd served most recently as Chief Executive Officer and President of Teck Coal Limited (formerly Elk Valley Coal Corp.) Boyd has also been President of Fording ULC and Fording Canadian Coal Trust since January 2007. Prior to his appointments to the Trust and Elk Valley Coal, he was Vice President, Marketing for BHP Billiton in Singapore and also served as Vice President of Marketing at Fording Coal Limited before his time at BHP. Boyd worked for two years at Manalta Coal Ltd., and served as a General Manager of Gregg River Resources Ltd., prior to 1989. Boyd holds a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry from the University of Victoria and also completed the Banff School of Advanced Management and the Executive Financial Programs at the Singapore campus of INSEAD.
He and his wife Lynette reside in Calgary where they enjoy spending time with their children and grandchildren. “I am so pleased to be a part of such an innovative and forward-thinking company such as Dingo,” said Payne. “In my time at Teck, I have been able to see first-hand the value Dingo brings to the mining industry and its customers. I trust my background and experiences will be of benefit to the board as we identify further growth opportunities in the future.”