Natural Resources >> CEO Interviews >> April 1, 2002

Jan Alston – Purcell Energy Ltd (pel:tse)

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. Profile
TWST: What's gone on over the past year at Purcell that investors should

focus on?

Mr. Alston: We have made tremendous strides in setting ourselves up for

future growth by acquiring