Dillon Consulting names Shayne Giles as president

01 May 2020 Consulting.ca 2 min. read
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Dillon Consulting, a Canadian engineering and environmental science consultancy, has appointed Shayne Giles as president. He will remain based in the firm’s Toronto office.

He succeeds Sean Hanlon as president. Hanlon took over as CEO in March, replacing interim chief executive Terry Boutilier, who had been in the role since April 2018.

Giles is a geological engineer with over 17 years of experience, and has quickly risen through Dillon’s leadership ranks since joining the firm 14 years ago. He currently also serves on the board of directors, and as executive director for strategic projects and talent management. He also previously served as executive director for innovation and technology.

In his executive director roles, Giles has led a number of key initiatives, including re-imagining the firm’s talent strategy and leadership development. He was also a key developer of Dillon’s current five-year plan for sustainable growth.

Shayne Giles, President at Dillon Consulting

Giles was previously the deputy technical leader for environmental sciences, and practice leader for waste management & remediation design. He joined the firm as a project manager and environmental engineer. His engineering work included investigating and remediating brownfield sites, redeveloping greenfield sites, and performing due diligence assessments.

Prior to joining Dillon in 2006, he spent two-and-a-half years working at the University of Waterloo, where he was a research manager in the Centre for Advancement of Trenchless Technologies.

Giles holds a master’s degree in civil engineering and a bachelor’s degree in geological engineering from the University of Waterloo. He is also a certified professional engineer.

“The many challenges Shayne has taken on in his leadership positions, and the significant contributions he has made to our ongoing successful processes, will work in service to our organization as we continue to move forward together to achieve our desired goals,” said a statement from Dillon.

Dillon provides consulting services at the intersection of planning, management, engineering, and environmental science – with services related to building and improving facilities and infrastructure, environmental protection, and community development. The firm has 20 offices and more than 900 employees across Canada.

Dillon earlier this year acquired F.C. O’Neill, Scriven & Assoc’s (ONSA), a Nova Scotia–based design and engineering consultancy specializing in mechanical and electrical building sciences and fire protection engineering.