Julie J. Robertson
Julie J. Robertson was named executive Chairman of the Company in May 2020. Previously, Ms. Robertson served as Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Company from January 2018 until assuming her position as Executive Chairman. Ms. Robertson served as Executive Vice President of the Company from February 2006 and as Senior Vice President - Administration from July 2001 to February 2006. Ms. Robertson also served continuously as Corporate Secretary of the Company from December 1993 until assuming the Chairman’s role in 2018. Ms. Robertson has also served as Vice President - Administration of Noble Drilling from 1996 to July 2001 and as Vice President - Administration of Noble Drilling Services Inc beginning in 1994. From 1989 to 1994, Ms. Robertson served consecutively as Manager of Benefits and Director of Human Resources for Noble Drilling Services Inc. Prior to 1989, Ms. Robertson served consecutively in the positions of Risk and Benefits Manager and Marketing Services Coordinator for a predecessor subsidiary of Noble, beginning in 1979.
Robert W. Eifler
President and Chief Executive Officer
Robert W. Eifler was named President and Chief Executive Officer of the Company in May 2020. Previously, Mr. Eifler served as Senior Vice President, Commercial of the Company from August 2019 until assuming his position as President and Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Eifler served as our Senior Vice President, Marketing and Contracts from February 2019 to August 2019, and as our Vice President and General Manager - Marketing and Contracts from July 2017 to February 2019. Before that, Mr. Eifler led Noble's marketing and contracts efforts for the Eastern Hemisphere while based in London. From November 2013 to March 2015, Mr. Eifler worked for Hercules Offshore, an offshore driller, as Director International Marketing. Mr. Eifler originally joined Noble in February 2005 as part of the management development program and held numerous operational and marketing roles with increasing responsibility around the world until joining Hercules in 2013.
William E. Turcotte
Senior Vice President, General Counsel, and Corporate Secretary
William E. Turcotte was named Senior Vice President and General Counsel of Noble Corporation in December, 2008. He was named Corporate Secretary in January 2018. Prior to joining Noble, Mr. Turcotte served as Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of Cornell Companies, Inc. since 2007. Before joining Cornell, Mr. Turcotte was most recently Vice President, Associate General Counsel and Assistant Secretary of Transocean, Inc., where he worked from 2000 to 2007. Between 1992 and 2000, he served in various legal positions with Schlumberger Limited in Houston, Caracas and Paris, and prior to 1992, he worked as a legal associate in law firms in Mexico City and Houston.
Richard B. Barker
Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Richard B. Barker was named Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer in March 2020. Mr. Barker joins Noble following investment banking positions at firms including Moelis & Company and JPMorgan Chase & Co. where he specialized in oilfield services and equipment. Mr. Barker graduated magna cum laude from Rice University, where he earned a B.A. in Mathematical Economic Analysis and Managerial Studies.
Joey M. Kawaja
Vice President, Operations
Joey M. Kawaja was named Vice President of Operations in October, 2020. Mr. Kawaja has over 25 years of experience in offshore rig operations and project management. Previously, Mr. Kawaja served as Regional Manager – Western Hemisphere for the Company from August, 2014 until assuming his position as Vice President of Operations, where he led all of Noble’s shorebased and offshore operations in North and South America. Prior to that, Mr. Kawaja served in various roles including Operations Manager, Drilling Superintendent, and Project Manager since joining the Company in 1996.
Laura D. Campbell
Vice President and Controller
Ms. Campbell was named Vice President and Controller in August, 2018. Ms. Campbell is a certified public accountant with more than 20 years of experience. Before joining the Company, Ms. Campbell served as Assistant Controller, Policy and Corporate Reporting at Chevron Phillips Chemical Company LLC, a petrochemical company from March 2017 until July 2018. Prior to that time, Ms. Campbell worked at the Company from 2007 to March 2017, serving in the positions of Assistant Controller and Director of Corporate Accounting.
Blake A. Denton
Vice President, Marketing and Contracts
Blake A. Denton was named Vice President of Marketing and Contracts of the Company in March 2020. Previously, Mr. Denton served as Director of Marketing and Contracts for the Company from January 2017 until assuming his position as Vice President, where he led Noble’s marketing and contracts efforts for the Middle East and India while based in Dubai. Prior to that, Mr. Denton served as our Project Director from March 2012 to January 2017 based in Korea and Houston, and as Project Manager from August 2010 to March 2012 based in Singapore. Before that, Mr. Denton led Noble's newbuild project electrical engineering efforts for dynamically positioned drilling assets as a consultant based first in Houston and then in Singapore. Before joining Noble, Mr. Denton worked for a Houston-based electrical integration company supplying power generation and controls equipment primarily to the marine and drilling industry worldwide.