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Charles M. (Chuck) Sledge


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 International plc, where he serves as chairman, and Talos Energy, Inc. (each public). He previously served on the boards of Stone Energy Corp., and Vine Energy, Inc. (each public).

Mr. Sledge received a BS in Accounting from Louisiana State University and is a graduate of the Advanced Management Program at Harvard 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 the Company in May 2020. Previously, Mr. Eifler served as Senior Vice President, Commercial of the Company from August 2019 until assuming his current role. He served as Senior Vice President, Marketing and Contracts of the Company from February to August 2019, and as Vice President and General Manager – Marketing and Contracts of the Company from July 2017 to February 2019. Before that, Mr. Eifler led the Company’s marketing and contracts efforts for the Eastern Hemisphere while based in London. From November 2013 to March 2015, he worked for Hercules Offshore, Inc., an offshore driller, as Director, International Marketing. Mr. Eifler originally joined the Company 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 Offshore, Inc. 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 November 2022, and before that was the CEO of Maersk Drilling from 2005 to 2016. 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 2004. In 2016, he took up a number of other senior roles, including that of Vice CEO of A.P. Moller – Maersk A/S. He left A.P. Moller - Maersk A/S in 2019. Mr. Hemmingsen is currently on the boards of and serves as chairman of the board for each of DFDS A/S (public) and HusCompagniet A/S (public). Mr. Hemmingsen also serves on the Board of A.P. Moller Holding A/S (private), Innargi A/S (private) and Rambøll A/S (private). He formerly served on the board of Maersk Drilling A/S (public).

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

Alan J. Hirshberg


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

Mr. Hirshberg currently owns VOR Advisors, Inc., which serves as a consultant to Elliot Management Corporation. Prior to that he served as a Senior Advisor at Blackstone Management Partners from January 2019 to January 2022. 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 was formerly on the board of McDermott International, Inc. (public), and formerly on the board of Sitio Royalties (f/k/a Falcon Minerals Corporation (public).

He 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.

Ms. Holth served as Executive Vice President and Global Head of Ocean Industries in DNB Bank ASA – Norway’s largest financial services group, from 2017 to 2020. 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 four years and General Manager & Head of DNB Americas for six years. Ms. Holth is currently on the boards of HitecVision A/S (public), Safe Bulkers (public), ABP Maersk Tankers (private) and Maersk Supply Service (private). Previously, Ms. Holth served on Maersk Drilling’s board of directors.

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

Alastair Maxwell


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

Mr. Maxwell is currently CFO of C2X. Mr. Maxwell was previously CFO of Signifier Medical Technologies Ltd., from November 2020 to April 2023, and CFO of GasLog Ltd from 2017 to 2020. 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. Previously, Mr. Maxwell served on Maersk Drilling’s board of directors from 2019 to 2022.

Mr. Maxwell studied Modern Languages (Spanish and Portuguese) at Worcester College, Oxford. 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, having 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 is a director of KBR, Inc. and Woodside Energy Group Ltd. (each public).

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.