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.
Barry M. Smith
Senior Vice President, Operations
Barry M. Smith was named Senior Vice President of Operations in June, 2019. Mr. Smith has over 30 years of experience in offshore rig operations and technical services. Mr. Smith was previously employed with Atwood Oceanics, Inc. beginning in 2006, where he held a number of operational positions until he was appointed Senior Vice President of Technical Services in 2015. Mr. Smith served in that capacity until October 2017, when Atwood was acquired. He managed his ranching and other business interests from November 2017 until he joined Noble. Prior to Atwood and for over 20 years, Mr. Smith held various operations related roles with Transocean Ltd.
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.
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.