Seadrill announces that a new, independent, seven-member Board of Directors will assume leadership of the new parent company of the Seadrill group upon emergence from Chapter 11.
Seadrill received confirmation of its Plan of Reorganization on 26 October 2021 and is targeting emergence early in 2022.
The Board will be comprised of the following individuals, who collectively bring extensive industry and leadership experience:
Julie Johnson Robertson, Chair of the Board
Ms. Robertson is one of the most respected leaders in the offshore drilling business, and she also was one of the highest ranking female chief executives in the energy sector. Her career at Noble and its predecessor companies spanned more than 40 years and many roles, including Executive Chairman, President, and CEO. She currently sits on the Board of Directors for EOG Resources and Superior Energy Services. She is a resident of Houston, Texas.
Mark McCollum, Chair of Audit Committee
Mr. McCollum has extensive global OFSE experience and is an NYSE financial expert who has chaired three different public-company Audit Committees. He is a 17-year veteran of the oil and gas industry, having most recently served as President and CEO of Weatherford International. He also held several roles of prominence at Halliburton, including EVP and CFO. He currently sits on the Board of Directors for Westlake Chemical Corporation. He is a resident of Houston, Texas.
Karen Dyrskjot Boesen
Ms. Boesen brings more than 20 years’ experience from finance and commercial roles, and more recently general management roles, within the Oil & Gas industry. She currently serves as the Group Chief Financial Officer at Sonnedix Group. She has previously held various CFO roles at TotalEnergies and A.P. Møller-Mærsk. She is a resident of London, England.
Mr. Cahuzac is a highly regarded senior executive in the offshore energy service industry. Until recently the CEO of Subsea 7, he brings over 41 years in the industry having previously worked for Transocean and Schlumberger in operational and management roles. He currently sits on the Audit Committee at Subsea 7 and is a member of the Board at Bourbon Maritime. He is a resident of Paris, France.
Mr Kjærvik is an accomplished financial executive who brings over 35 years of experience in financial roles across the banking, energy and maritime sectors. He was most recently Head of Treasury & Risk for A.P. Møller-Mærsk and prior to that held similar role at Aker Kværner/Solutions. He currently sits on the Board of Directors for Høegh Autoliners. Previous directorships includes Mærsk Supply Service, Mærsk Insurance, Danish Ship Finance and Britannia PI. He is a resident of Oslo, Norway.
Mr. Schultz is an experienced turnaround investor and executive, as well as a seasoned director with extensive experience in stressed and distressed situations. As a lawyer and investor, his career has spanned many industries. He is very familiar with both the offshore drilling sector and the E&P sector, serving as Board Chair for Pacific Drilling and a Director for Vanguard Natural Resources. Currently a professional non-executive director advisor, he sits on a total of seven Boards. He is a resident of New Canaan, Connecticut.
Mr. Smith is a highly analytical and energetic financial leader who brings depth and expertise in capital allocation, capital structure, capital markets, and restructurings with a global track record across various industries, including mining & metals, oil & gas, and steel. Currently, he is Founder and Principal of Collingwood Capital Partners which manages public and private investments focused on resources, energy transformation, and technology sectors. He had a nine-year career with Glencore, culminating as CFO for Katanga Mining. He currently sits on the Board for Trident Royalties. He is a resident of Zug, Switzerland.
Commenting on the new board, Seadrill Chief Executive Officer Stuart Jackson said: “We look forward to welcoming this new Board of Directors to help grow the Seadrill brand and execute on our strategic priorities. The new Seadrill will start 2022 in a position of strength and, together with our new Board, we will be ready to focus on the reshaping of the industry.”