Jan M. Alston

JAN M. ALSTON is President & Chief Executive Officer of Purcell Energy
Ltd. A native Calgarian, Mr. Alston attended high school in England.
From 1975 to 1981 he studied at the University of Alberta and received
his Bachelor of Arts and Law degrees. Since 1982 Mr. Alston practiced
corporate law in the areas of business law, securities regulation and
corporate finance. Between 1982 and 1986 he was an associate of Beaumont
Church in Calgary. Subsequently, he consulted to a private predecessor
of Purcell Energy in the late 1980s which led him into the oil and gas
business. Mr. Alston was appointed President and C.E.O. of Purcell in
1989. It was the big potential of Purcell’s Fort Liard natural gas
property that interested him in the corporation in the early 1990s. Mr.
Alston has a wide range of experience in business administration,
securities regulation, finance, and oil and gas management.