B.Comm. (Hons), MBA

Instructor, School of Business
School of Business
Faculty of Business and Professional Studies

604.986.1911 ext. 7471
Cedar Building, room CE333g
bdixon@capilanou.ca

Education

MBA, University of Manitoba, 1976.

B.Comm. (Honours), University of Manitoba, 1974.

Bio

Frank Dixon is an experienced businessman with well-developed skills both in strategic planning and leadership. Dixon has been president and CEO of a number of public companies trading on the Toronto stock exchange as well as BC Transit, the second largest Crown Corporation in BC.

Born and raised in Calgary, Alberta, Dixon has lived and worked in six Canadian provinces and spent four years in the US in a senior management position. After graduating with a Bachelor of Commerce (Honors) degree from the University of Manitoba, Dixon joined Canadian Pacific Railway and spent the bulk of his career in Toronto and Montreal. During his time in Montreal, Dixon studied finance at McGill University and later returned to Winnipeg to complete an MBA in Public Administration and Transportation. He returned to Montreal after spending four years in Minneapolis, Minnesota as Senior Vice-President Development. He was then recruited for the role of President and CEO of BC Transit and relocated to Vancouver, BC.

Dixon has built a solid reputation as a business professional with the necessary skills and abilities to act as a turnaround specialist for publicly traded companies in financial peril. He has been President and CEO of Vancouver-based companies Icepro International, International BIO recovery and Napier Environmental Technologies, and Alberta-based Winalta Group.

During a short-term management contract as President and CEO of the Llwat Nation Business Corporations, I agreed to teach two business courses offered by Capilano University at a satellite facility in Mount Currie, BC. I thoroughly enjoyed teaching and subsequently agreed to teach at the North Vancouver campus.

My main focus is to teach business and organization fundamentals to new students and strategic policy and planning to graduating students. My business background allows me to bring the real-world of business into the classroom. I use practical, real experiences learned over a long and successful career to illustrate and help students better understand the business application of academic principles.

Certificate Center for Creative Leadership, Raleigh, North Carolina, 1992.

Certificate Ernst and Young, Cost Management, Toronto, Ontario, 1990.

Certificate Railway Profit Strategy, Chicago, Illinois, 1990.