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Major Drilling Group International Inc (MDI.TO)

MDI.TO on Toronto Stock Exchange

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18 Sep 2020
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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

David Tennant

64 2005 Independent Chairman of the Board

Denis Larocque

50 2015 President and Chief Executive Officer, Director

Ian Ross

2019 Chief Financial Officer

Kelly Johnson

2018 Senior Vice President - Operations, North America and Africa

John Davies

2017 Vice President Operations - Asia

Ashley Martin

2018 Vice President - Operations South America

Andrew McLaughlin

2019 Vice President - Legal Affairs, General Counsel, Secretary

Benjamin Graham

2015 Vice President of Human Resources and Safety

Marc Landry

Vice President - Technology & Logistics

Edward Breiner

63 2006 Independent Director

John Burzynski

56 2018 Independent Director

Louis-Pierre Gignac

44 2018 Independent Director

Kimberly Keating

48 2019 Independent Director

Janice Rennie

63 2010 Independent Director

Sybil Veenman

57 2019 Independent Director

Jo Zurel

56 2007 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

David Tennant

Mr. David B. Tennant serves as Independent Chairman of the Board of the Company. Mr. Tennant is counsel to McCarthy Tétrault, LLP, one of Canada’s largest law firms, where he provides advice with respect to mergers and acquisitions and securities laws. Mr. Tennant is Chair of the Board of Directors. He has been a Director of the Corporation since 1995.

Denis Larocque

Mr. Denis Joseph Larocque serves as President and Chief Executive Officer, Director of the Company. Mr. Larocque has been the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Corporation since September 2015. Prior to that, he was the Corporation’s Chief Financial Officer for nine years, having progressed through a number of roles, including VP Finance and Corporate Controller, since joining the Corporation in 1994. Throughout his roles, Mr. Larocque has consistently had direct involvement in operations, acquisitions and branch set-ups. He holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from Laval University and was made a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Professional Accountants in 2018. He has served as a director of Assumption Life Mutual and of Louisbourg Investments. Mr. Larocque has been a Director of the Corporation since September 2015.

Ian Ross

Mr. Ian Ross is Chief Financial Officer of the company. Mr. Ross joined Major Drilling in 2011 and was the Company's Corporate Controller. Mr. Larocque stated, "Ian has developed extensive knowledge of the Company having spent a significant amount of time at several of our operations. He also brings a strong financial background

Kelly Johnson

Mr. Kelly Johnson serves as Senior Vice President - Operations, North America and Africa of the Company. He brings over 30 years experience in the drilling industry. He began his career in 1978 with Midwest Drilling where he was employed until its acquisition by Major Drilling in 1998. He has held a numerous positions within the Major Drilling group including Global Inventory Manager, General Manager of Canadian Operations and his current position as Vice President Latin American Operations.

John Davies

Mr. John Ross Davies serves as Vice President Operations - Asia of the Company. Mr. Davies held the role of Regional General Manager - Asia for MDGI prior to his current role.

Ashley Martin

Mr. Ashley Sedrick Martin serves as Vice President - Operations South America of the Company. Mr. Martin previously held the role of Regional Manager – South America, and prior to that, General Manager of Canadian Operations.

Andrew McLaughlin

Mr. Andrew McLaughlin serves as Vice President - Legal Affairs, General Counsel, Secretary of the Company. he was Secretary of the company. Mr. McLaughlin joined the Corporation in 2015 after nine years with Canada’s Department of Foreign Affairs. He served as a diplomat in the Canadian Embassies in Mexico and Cuba, and as a lawyer in the International Law Branch.

Benjamin Graham

Mr. Benjamin Luke Graham serves as Vice President of Human Resources and Safety of the Company. Mr. Graham held the position of Global Human Resources and Environmental Health and Safety Director of MDGI prior to his current role.

Marc Landry

Mr. Marc Landry serves as Vice President - Technology & Logistics of the Company. Prior to his current role. He is a Certified Management Accountant and holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Université de Moncton. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Landry worked in public accounting and in the manufacturing industry.

Edward Breiner

Mr. Edward J. Breiner serves as Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Breiner is the former President and CEO of Schramm, Inc., a manufacturer of mobile tophead rotary drill rigs, located in West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA, where he served as a director until September 30, 2018. He has over 30 years of experience in the manufacturing, marketing and sale of drill rigs and construction equipment. Mr. Breiner serves on a number of non-profit boards including the World Trade Center of Greater Philadelphia. Mr. Breiner holds a Bachelor of Science from Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania and a Masters of Business Administration from the University of Dallas, Texas, and is certified in Production and Inventory Management by APICS, the Association of Operations Management. Mr. Breiner is Chair of the Corporate Governance and Nominating Committee, a member of the Human Resources and Compensation Committee and a member of the Environment, Health and Safety Committee. He has been a Director of the Corporation since 2006.

John Burzynski

Mr. John Burzynski serves as Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Burzynski has been President and Chief Executive Officer of Osisko Mining Inc. since 2015. Prior to that, he held the positions of Senior Vice President New Business with Osisko Gold Royalties Ltd. and Vice President Corporate Development for Osisko Mining Corporation. He holds a Bachelor of Science (Honours) degree in geology from Mount Allison University, and a Master of Science in exploration and mineral economics (MINEX) degree from Queen's University. He is a registered professional geologist in the province of Québec, and has over 30 years experience on national and international mining and development projects. Mr. Burzynski currently serves as a director with Osisko Mining Inc., Osisko Gold Royalties Ltd., and Osisko Metals Inc., all reporting issuers. Mr. Burzynski is a member of the Environment, Health and Safety Committee and a member of the Human Resources and Compensation Committee.

Louis-Pierre Gignac

Mr. Louis-Pierre Gignac serves as Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Gignac has been the Co-President of G Mining Services Inc., a mining consultancy firm located in Brossard, Québec, Canada, since October 2015. Prior to that, he was the Vice President of Mine Engineering for the same company. He has 19 years of experience in the mining industry in various engineering and management roles. Mr. Gignac holds a Bachelor of Engineering from McGill University, a Master of Applied Sciences from École Polytechnique de Montréal and is a CFA® charterholder.

Kimberly Keating

Ms. Kimberly Keating serves as Independent Director of the Company. Ms. Keating is a Professional Engineer with over 20 years experience in the global offshore energy sector. She is currently Chief Operating Officer of the Cahill Group – one of Canada’s largest multi-disciplinary construction companies. She joined the Cahill Group in 2013 as Director of Projects and oversaw the construction and delivery of one of the largest topside modules ever built for a major offshore oil and gas development. Prior to joining the Cahill Group, Ms. Keating held a variety of progressive leadership roles from engineering design through to construction, commissioning, production operations and field development with Petro-Canada (now Suncor Energy Inc.). She holds a Bachelor of Civil (Structural) Engineering degree, a Master of Business Administration, is a registered member of the Professional Engineering & Geoscientists NL (PEGNL) and holds the Canadian Registered Safety Professional (CRSP) designation. She also graduated from the Rotman-ICD Directors Education Program in March 2020. In June 2016, she was named a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineers. Ms. Keating is a director on the board of Yamana Gold Inc., a reporting issuer, and is a member of its compensation and sustainability committees.

Janice Rennie

Ms. Janice Gaye Rennie serves as Independent Director of the Company. Ms. Rennie is a graduate of the University of Alberta (BComm.) and a Chartered Accountant. Ms. Rennie’s principal occupation is a corporate director. She is currently Chair of EPCOR Utilities Inc., and a director of Methanex Corporation, Westjet Airlines Ltd., and West Fraser Timber Co. Ltd., and previously served on the board of Teck Resources Ltd., all of which are reporting issuers. In 1998, Ms. Rennie was made a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants and in 2012, she was made a Fellow of the Institute of Corporate Directors.

Sybil Veenman

Ms. Sybil Elsa Veenman serves as Independent Director of the Company. Ms. Veenman brings over 20 years of mining industry experience both as a public company director and a senior executive. Previously, she was Senior Vice-President and General Counsel and a member of the executive leadership team at Barrick Gold Corporation. She currently serves as a director at Royal Gold Inc., IAMGOLD, NexGen Energy Ltd. and Noront Resources Ltd."

Jo Zurel

Mr. Jo Mark Zurel serves as Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Zurel has been President of Stonebridge Capital since 2006. Prior to this, from 1998 to 2006, he was Senior Vice-President and Chief Financial Officer of CHC Helicopter Corporation. Mr. Zurel previously served as Chair of the board of Newfoundland Power Inc., and is a board member of Highland Copper Company Inc. and Fortis Inc., both reporting issuers. Mr. Zurel is also a board member of the CPP Investment Board, as well as private companies and non-profit organizations. Mr. Zurel is Chair of the Human Resources and Compensation Committee and a member of the Audit Committee. He has been a Director of the Corporation since 2007.

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