Premier Christy Clark today announced two key appointments in the Office of the Premier as government continues to control spending and grow the economy.
Dan Doyle, first appointed on Sept. 24, 2012, will continue as chief of staff to the Premier.
"Dan Doyle is a public servant of the first order," said Premier Clark. "He serves British Columbia with distinction and integrity, and I want to thank him for his ongoing commitment as he continues in his role as my chief of staff."
Doyle served for 36 years with British Columbia's Ministry of Transportation, including four years as deputy minister. Under his leadership, projects of every size were undertaken and completed, including the Asia-Pacific Gateway Initiative, the Sea-to-Sky Highway, and the Bennett Bridge in Kelowna. Doyle's professionalism and commitment are also reflected in the work he did to lead development and construction of venues for the successful 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games in Vancouver.
Doyle is a civil engineer by training and was given the Order of British Columbia in 2010.
Premier Clark has also confirmed the re-appointment of John Dyble as deputy minister to the Premier, cabinet secretary and head of the public service.
"I'm very happy that John has agreed to continue and ensure that government stays firmly focused on our priorities," said Premier Clark.
Dyble was first appointed deputy minister to the Premier on March 14, 2011. He has served British Columbia in a number of capacities since he joined the public service in 1989. His most senior public service roles have included deputy minister of transportation, deputy minister of forests and range, and deputy minister of health.
Dyble has a bachelor of applied science in civil engineering and is a registered professional engineer. He also has a master's degree in business administration. Both of his degrees are from the University of British Columbia.
Dan Doyle's career as a public servant has resulted in a legacy of transportation infrastructure for B.C.
In his 36 years with the Ministry of Transportation, Doyle served across the province in many capacities, with his last assignment being the deputy minister for four years.
Under Doyle's leadership, many large and well-known transportation projects were undertaken. They include the Asia-Pacific Gateway Initiative, the Sea-to-Sky Highway, and the Okanagan Lake Bridge. He also brought about the rehabilitation of the Lions Gate Bridge in Vancouver.
Doyle recently served with the Vancouver Organizing Committee for the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games as executive vice president for construction. In this role he was responsible for the $580-million development and construction of the Games venues.
Doyle also served as a director of Partnerships BC; a member of the independent panel to review the Greater Vancouver Transportation Authority governance structure; the chair of Rapid Transit 2000; and a board member of the Canada Line Corporation.
A civil engineer by training, Doyle's professional expertise has been widely recognized. He was named Canadian Transportation Person of the Year, received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Institute of Transportation Engineers, and the highest recognition awarded by the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of BC, the R.A. McLachlan Memorial Award.
John Dyble was appointed deputy minister to the Premier and cabinet secretary on March 14, 2011. In this position he is also the head of the public service, the largest employer in the province with over 30,000 employees and more than 200 distinct fields of occupation.
Previously, Dyble was the deputy minister of health services.
Before joining the British Columbia Public Service, he worked in consulting engineering at Sandwell Swan Wooster. As part of his consulting engineering work, he spent time in a number of countries, including Mozambique, Bangladesh, Cameroon and Turkey.
In 1989, he joined the Ministry of Regional and Economic Development. In 1993, he was appointed regional director of the Vancouver Island/South Coast Region in the Ministry of Small Business, Tourism and Culture. Dyble became the assistant deputy minister of planning and major projects at the Ministry of Transportation and Highways in 1997 and was subsequently appointed assistant deputy minister of highways in 2001.
Dyble was appointed deputy minister of transportation in 2005 and served in that capacity until January 2009 when he was appointed deputy minister of forests and range. Dyble was appointed deputy minister of health services in June 2009.
Dyble has a bachelor of applied science in civil engineering (1982) and is a registered professional engineer. He also has a master's degree in business administration. Both of his degrees are from the University of British Columbia.
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