High Arctic’s executive team is committed to the success of the organization for all its stakeholders.  Below are bio’s of our leadership team.

Mike Maguire

Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Maguire joined High Arctic in December of 2013 and had been the President of International Business since August 2016. In March of 2020, Mr. Maguire was appointed Chief Executive Office. Mr. Maguire has over 25 years of oilfield drilling and well servicing experience. Prior to joining High Arctic Mr. Maguire held senior management positions with two of the largest Australian oilfield service companies, Oil Drilling & Exploration Ltd. and more recently Easternwell. Mr. Maguire holds a Bachelor’s Degree (Hons) in Petroleum Engineering from the University of New South Wales, and is a former Vice Chairman of the Australian chapter of the International Association of Drilling Contractors.

Steve Lambert

Chief Operating Officer

Mr Lambert joined High Arctic in July 2014, and during his employment has been engaged in several roles including People and Safety Manager PNG, General Manager PNG, and Director Quality and Risk. Mr Lambert has 14 years experience in the onshore energy industry, and before that spent 21 years in the Australian Army. Mr Lambert holds qualifications in Management, QHSE, Training Development and Resource Management.

Lonn Bate

Interim Chief Financial Officer

Mr. Bate was appointed Interim Chief Financial Officer, August 17, 2023. Mr. Bate is a Chartered Professional Accountant, CA with over 25 years of broad financial leadership including substantial periods in senior executive roles of public and private junior energy and energy services companies. Mr. Bate’s experience extends to international as well as the Canadian energy sector. He brings extensive knowledge in financial stewardship, strategic planning and analysis, equity and debt financing, company reorganizations, mergers and acquisitions, and consolidating global finance teams.

Chris Fraser

Vice President Strategy & Growth

Mr. Fraser joined High Arctic in August 2023. He has over 38 years of international oilfield experience in drilling, production, completions and well services. Prior to joining High Arctic Mr. Fraser held senior management positions for 18 years with Santos (formerly Oil Search), one of the largest Australian Energy companies, during this time he managed operations in PNG, Kurdistan & Yemen. Mr. Fraser previously worked with Brunei Shell, Hess Corporation, BP, Baker Hughes and various oilfield service companies in the North Sea, US, Venezuela, Middle East & Asia. Mr. Fraser holds a Master’s Degree in Offshore Engineering from RGU in Aberdeen, Scotland.