Natural Resources >> CEO Interviews >> December 22, 2003


FRANCIS P. McGUIRE was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer of Major Drilling Group International Inc. in August 2000. Mr. McGuire currently serves on the Board of Directors of Industrial Alliance, Canada's sixth largest insurance company as well as on the Board of Directors of Kelman Technology, a Calgary-based seismic technology firm, and on the Board of Governors of the Atlantic Provinces Economic. From 1998 to August 2000, Mr. McGuire served as Vice President of Marketing and Business Development of MITI Information Technology Inc. In 1999, MITI was rated by Profit magazine as Atlantic Canada's fastest growing company. During the two years that Mr. McGuire was with the firm, MITI's revenues grew from $45 million to $130 million. From 1989 to 1998, Mr. McGuire served as Deputy Minister of Economic Development and Tourism in New Brunswick under Premier Frank McKenna. In this capacity, Mr. McGuire also served as the Chairperson of the New Brunswick Industrial Development Board. He was a member of the Board of Directors of the Research and Productivity Council of the New Brunswick Electric Power Corporation and the Canadian Tourism Commission. He holds a Master's degree from the School of Advanced International Studies, John Hopkins University, Washington, DC, a Diploma in European Politics from the Institute d'tudes Politiques, Paris, France and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Dalhousie University. Mr. McGuire also completed the Management Training Course at the University of Western Ontario's School of Business Administration and the Marketing Management Course at Queen's University. Profile
TWST: Please tell us about Major Drilling Group International Inc.

Mr. McGuire: Major Drilling is the second largest drilling group that

provides drilling services globally to the mining