Ian Boyd, P.Eng.
President & Chief Executive Officer
Ian is a graduate of St. Francis Xavier University and
the University of New Brunswick with a diploma in engineering and a bachelor of
science in civil engineering, respectively. He has accumulated almost 20 years
of experience in the general contracting industry.
Ian joined Rideau Construction in 1996 and progressed through the company as a project coordinator, project manager, manager of diversified projects and in 2004, he was appointed as the vice president and operations manager for the Nova Scotia office. Ian became a Bird employee in 2008 when Bird acquired Rideau Construction and shortly thereafter, relocated to Alberta as project director. In 2010, Ian returned to eastern Canada and was appointed as the Atlantic vice president and in 2011, assumed the role of senior vice president where he was involved in the H.J. O’Connell acquisition. In 2013, Ian was appointed to executive vice president and chief operating officer and in 2015, he was appointed to his current role as president and chief executive officer of Bird.
He is a registered professional engineer with the Association of Professional Engineers of Nova Scotia and is a director on the board of the Canadian Construction Association.