Boyd Group Services Inc. ("Boyd" or "BGSI") Board of Directors consists of nine members -- seven that are independent Directors. Boyd's Board of Directors has established three standing committees: the Governance and Sustainability Committee, the Audit Committee, and the People, Culture and Compensation Committee.
The Governance and Sustainability Committee is chaired by Sally Savoia and includes Robert Espey and William Onuwa. The Audit Committee is chaired by William Onuwa and includes Violet Konkle and John Hartmann. The People, Culture and Compensation Committee is chaired by Violet Konkle and includes Robert Gross and John Hartmann.
Mr. Brown serves as Independent Chair of Boyd’s Board of Directors. He is also the Executive Vice- President of Richardson Financial Group Limited and a Managing Director of RBM Capital Limited. He was previously the CEO of Richardson Capital Limited, a private equity arm of James Richardson & Sons, Limited, Corporate Secretary of James Richardson & Sons, Limited, and a partner in the independent law and accounting firm of Gray & Brown. Mr. Brown has considerable experience in private equity investment and management, senior management and in advising and working with family businesses in the areas of taxation, mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, corporate reorganizations, financings, management, ownership transitions and estate planning. Mr. Brown also has considerable public company experience. In addition to serving on the Board of Directors of BGSI, he also serves as a director and Chair of the Audit Committee of Pollard Banknote Limited and a director of RF Capital Group Inc. He has served various Manitoba charities including acting as a director of the Misericordia Hospital and Pavilion Gallery Museum, Inc. and as Co-chair of Major Donors for the Children’s Hospital Foundation’s Capital Campaign. He is a graduate of the University of Manitoba law school (gold medalist), and is a Chartered Professional Accountant.
Mr. Bulbuck acted as Executive Chair of BGSI from 2020 to 2021. Prior to this role, Mr. Bulbuck served as Chief Executive Officer from 2010 to 2020. After joining Boyd in 1993, Mr. Bulbuck served in many senior leadership roles and played a leading role in the overall development and growth of the business. Mr. Bulbuck also serves as a Director on the Board of The North West Company. He is also a past Chairperson of the Winnipeg Football Club Board of Directors, a past member of the Canadian Football League Board of Governors and a current Director of the Pan Am Clinic Foundation. Mr. Bulbuck has a Bachelor of Commerce (Honors) degree from the University of Manitoba and is a Chartered Professional Accountant.
Mr. Espey was appointed President and CEO in 2011 of Parkland Corporation (“Parkland”) and has successfully led the transformation of Parkland from a Western Canadian regional independent into a leading international consolidator of convenience retail and fuel marketing businesses with operations in 25 countries. Mr. Espey has overseen over 60 acquisitions, including of Chevron Canada’s downstream fuel business, the Ultramar business from CST brands, the expansion of Parkland into the U.S., and in January 2019 the addition of the Sol which expanded Parkland’s operations into the Caribbean region. Previously, Mr. Espey served as COO from 2010 to 2011, and Vice President, Retail Markets from 2008 to 2010. Prior to joining Parkland, Mr. Espey held a variety of senior management roles across a diverse group of industry sectors, both internationally and domestically, including as President and CEO of FisherCast Global Corporation. Mr. Espey holds a Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical) from Royal Military College and a Masters in Business Administration from the University of Western Ontario. Mr. Espey serves as Chair of the Board of Directors for the Canadian Fuels Association and is a member of the Board of Directors of Parkland Corporation.
Robert G. Gross
Mr. Gross is the past Executive Chair of Monro, Inc., the largest chain of company-operated automotive undercar repair and tire service facilities in the United States. He served as CEO of Monro from 1999 until October 2012 and as Executive Chair from October 2012 to August 2017. Prior to his time at Monro, he served as Chair and CEO at Tops Appliance City, Inc. and before that as President and COO at Eye Care Centers of America, Inc., a Sears, Roebuck & Co. company.
Mr. Hartmann is currently the COO of Bed Bath & Beyond and President of buybuyBaby. Prior to recently joining Bed Bath & Beyond in 2020, he held the position of President and CEO at True Value Company, a privately owned U.S. hardware wholesaler for seven years. Mr. Hartmann also led New Zealand-based cooperative Mitre 10 as CEO from 2010 to 2013. Mr. Hartmann recently served on the Audit Committee of AmeriGas, prior to UGI’s acquisition.
Ms. Konkle is the past President and CEO of The Brick Ltd. Prior to joining The Brick in 2010 as President, Business Support, she held a number of positions with Walmart Canada, including COO and Chief Customer Officer. Ms. Konkle also held a number of senior executive positions with Loblaw Companies Ltd., including Executive Vice President, Atlantic Wholesale Division. Ms. Konkle is a Director of The North West Company Inc. and GFL Environmental, as well as three privately held companies including Bailey Metal Products, Elswood Investment Corporation and Abarta. Ms. Konkle previously served on the Advisory Board of Longo’s Brothers Fruit Markets Inc., a privately held company. She is a past director of Dare Foods, The Brick Ltd., Trans Global Insurance, the Canadian Chamber of Commerce and the National Board of Habitat for Humanity.
Mr. Onuwa is currently EVP and Chief Audit Executive at Royal Bank of Canada (“RBC”). Prior to this role, he was the SVP and Chief Risk Officer for Wealth Management, RBC Georgia and the Insurance Group. He held a number of executive positions for GE Capital Corporation in both the U.S. and the U.K. before joining RBC in 2007. He holds a Doctorate degree from the University of Surrey, U.K. Mr. Onuwa was recently the Chair of two not-for-profit boards, Yonge Street Mission and Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital, and had also served on the subsidiary boards of various RBC insurance companies as a director from 2007 to 2016.
Ms. Savoia is a former Vice President and Chief Human Resource Officer for Praxair Inc. Subsequent to her retirement in 2014 and until 2020, Ms. Savoia served as an independent corporate consultant. Ms. Savoia’s human resources experience includes diversity and inclusion efforts, executive compensation design and implementation, executive level succession planning, global talent management, leadership development, and global benefits design.