Member Emeritus


Francis P. McGuire became President (Deputy Minister) of the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency on June 12, 2017.

From 2000 to 2015, he was President and CEO of Major Drilling Group International Inc. and served on the Board of Directors. He was Vice President, Marketing and Business Development of MITI Information Technology Inc. from 1998 to 2000. From 1985 to 1997, he was the New Brunswick Deputy Minister of Economic Development and Tourism and Leader of the province’s Information Highway Secretariat. He served on Industrial Alliance’s Board of Directors from 2001 to 2017.

Atlantic Business Magazine named him CEO of the Year 2008. Emeritus member of the New
Brunswick Business Council, he was inducted into the New Brunswick Business Hall of Fame in 2012 and was Ernst & Young’s Atlantic Entrepreneur Of The Year 2013.

Born in Halifax, Francis McGuire has two sons, Brendan and Dylan, and lives with his long-term partner, Elizabeth Webster.