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Charles M. (Chuck) Sledge, Chairman


Charles M. (Chuck) Sledge was appointed to Noble’s Board of Directors in February 2021.

Mr. Sledge previously served as the Chief Financial Officer of Cameron International Corporation, an oilfield services company, from 2008 until its sale to Schlumberger Limited in 2016. Prior to that, he served as the Corporate Controller of Cameron International Corporation from 2001 until 2008. He currently serves on the boards of Weatherford, where he serves as chairman, and Talos Energy LLC.

Mr. Sledge received a BS in Accounting from Louisiana State University.

Robert W. Eifler


Robert W. Eifler was appointed to Noble’s Board of Directors in May 2020.

Mr. Eifler was named President and Chief Executive Officer of Noble in May 2020. Previously, Mr. Eifler served as Senior Vice President, Commercial of Noble from August 2019 until assuming his position as President and Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Eifler served as Noble’s Senior Vice President, Marketing and Contracts from February 2019 to August 2019, and as the Noble’s 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.

Mr. Eifler received a B.S. in Systems and Information Engineering from the University of Virginia and an Acton MBA in Entrepreneurship.

Claus V. Hemmingsen


Claus V. Hemmingsen was appointed to Noble’s Board of Directors in October 2022.

Mr. Hemmingsen served as Chairman for Maersk Drilling from September 2016 to October 2022, and before that was the CEO of Maersk Drilling from 2005 to 2016. He will also remain as Chairman of Maersk Drilling through the squeeze-out period following the close of the business combination between Maersk Drilling and Noble Corporation. Mr. Hemmingsen originally joined A.P. Moller – Maersk in 1981 as a shipping trainee. After completing his shipping education, he moved to Maersk Drilling, before serving in Maersk Line from 1989, including 12 years in both Hong Kong and Singapore. In 2003 he returned to the head office in Copenhagen as Senior Vice President in Maersk’s global container activities, while also being responsible for APM Terminals until 2005. In 2016, he took up a number of other senior roles, including that of Vice CEO of A.P. Moller – Maersk. He left A.P. Moller - Maersk A/S in 2019.

Mr. Hemmingsen has studied management at London Business School and Cornell University, and gained an Executive MBA from IMD in 2007.

Mr. Hemmingsen is currently on the board of A.P. Moller – Maersk and serves as chairman of the board for each of DFDS A/S and HusCompagniet A/S. He also sits on the boards of a number of private companies and foundations, amongst other A.P. Moller Holding A/S.

Alan J. Hirshberg


Alan J. Hirshberg was appointed to Noble’s Board of Directors in February 2021.

Mr. Hirshberg is a Senior Advisor at Blackstone Management Partners. He joined ConocoPhillips in 2010 as its Senior Vice President, Planning and Strategy, and retired in January 2019 as its Executive Vice President, Production, Drilling and Projects, a position he held since April 2016. In this role, he had responsibility for ConocoPhillips’ worldwide operations, as well as supply chain, aviation, marine, major projects, drilling and engineering functions. Prior to joining ConocoPhillips, Mr. Hirshberg worked at Exxon and ExxonMobil for 27 years, serving in various senior leadership positions in upstream research, production operations, major projects and strategic planning. His last role at ExxonMobil was Vice President of Worldwide Deepwater and Africa Projects.

Mr. Hirshberg is currently on the boards of Falcon Minerals Corporation and McDermott International.

Mr. Hirshberg received Bachelor and Master of Science degrees in Mechanical Engineering from Rice University.

Kristin H. Holth


Kristin H. Holth was appointed to Noble’s Board of Directors in October 2022.

Previously, Ms. Holth served on Maersk Drilling’s Board of Directors since April 2020.

She comes from a position as Executive Vice President and Global Head of Ocean Industries in DNB Bank ASA – Norway’s largest financial services group and a global leading financial institution within the Ocean Industries which includes DNB’s activity within Shipping, Offshore, Oil & Gas, and Oilfield services industries and Seafood. She has significant experience in capital markets and funding and has held numerous management positions within DNB over the years, including also Global Head of Shipping, Offshore & Logistics for 4 years and General Manager & Head of DNB Americas for 6 years.

Ms. Holth holds a Bachelor in Economics and Business Administration from BI Norwegian Business School.

Ms. Holth is currently on the boards of GasLog Partners LP and HitecVision AS.

Alastair Maxwell


Alastair Maxwell was appointed to Noble’s Board of Directors in October 2022.

Previously, Mr. Maxwell served on Maersk Drilling’s Board of Directors since April 2019.

He comes from a position as CFO of Signifier Medical Technologies Ltd., and has previously held the position as CFO of GasLog Ltd. Prior to that he worked in the investment banking industry for 29 years, most recently with Goldman Sachs from 2010 to 2016 where he was a partner and Co-Head of the Global Energy Group with responsibility for relationships with a wide range of corporate and other clients. Previously, he was with Morgan Stanley, most recently as Managing Director and Head of Energy in the EMEA region, and with Dresdner Kleinwort Benson in a series of roles in the Utilities and M&A Groups.

Mr. Maxwell studied Modern Languages (Spanish and Portuguese) at Worcester College, Oxford.

Ann D. Pickard


Ann D. Pickard was appointed to Noble’s Board of Directors in February 2021.

Ms. Pickard retired from Royal Dutch Shell in 2016. Ms. Pickard held numerous positions of increasing responsibility during her 15-year tenure with Shell. She last served as Executive Vice President, Arctic and was responsible for Shell’s Arctic exploration efforts. This followed three successful years as Executive Vice President of Shell’s Exploration and Production business and Country Chair of Shell in Australia where she oversaw Gas Commercialization, Manufacturing, Chemicals, Supply and Distribution, Retail, Lubricants, Trading and Shipping, and Alternative Energy. Ms. Pickard was previously Shell’s Regional Executive Vice President for Sub Saharan Africa. Based in Lagos, Nigeria, she was accountable for Shell’s Exploration & Production, Natural Gas, and Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) activities in the region. Before that, Ms. Pickard was Director, Global Businesses and Strategy and a member of the Shell Gas & Power Executive Committee with responsibility for Global LNG, Power, and Gas & Power Strategy. Ms. Pickard joined Shell in 2000 after an 11-year tenure with Mobil prior to its merger with Exxon. Ms. Pickard has significant business experience throughout South America, Australia, the countries of the former Soviet Union, the Middle East, and Africa.

Ms. Pickard is a director of KBR, Inc., where she is the Chairman of the Health, Safety, Security, Environment and Social Responsibility Committee and a member of the Audit Committee, a director of Woodside Petroleum Ltd., where she serves as the Chairman of the Sustainability Committee, and The University of Wyoming Foundation, where she serves on the Budget/Audit Committee. In addition, Ms. Pickard is a member of Chief Executive Women. She was a member of the Advisory Council of the Eurasia Foundation and Global Agenda Council on the Arctic for the World Economic Forum. Ms. Pickard also served on the Board of Advisors of Catalyst and was a director of Westpac Banking Corporation.

Ms. Pickard holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of California, San Diego and a Master of Arts degree from the University of Pennsylvania.