People: Bristow Group Inc (BRS.N)

BRS.N on New York Stock Exchange

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12 Sep 2014
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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Thomas Knudson

67 2006 Independent Chairman of the Board

Jonathan Baliff

50 2014 President, Chief Executive Officer

John Briscoe

56 2014 Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President

K. Jeremy Akel

45 2014 Chief Operating Officer, Senior Vice President

Hilary Ware

57 2014 Senior Vice President, Chief Administrative Officer

Edward Earle

41 2014 Senior Vice President, Chief Legal Officer, Corporate Secretary

Brian Allman

41 2010 Vice President, Chief Accounting Officer, Corporate Controller

Thomas Amonett

70 2006 Independent Director

Stephen Cannon

60 2002 Independent Director

Michael Flick

65 2006 Independent Director

Lori Gobillot

52 2012 Independent Director

Ian Godden

60 2010 Independent Director

Stephen King

53 2011 Independent Director

Mathew Masters

40 2011 Independent Director

Bruce Stover

65 2009 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Thomas Knudson

Mr. Thomas C. Knudson is an Independent Chairman of the Board of Bristow Group Inc. He joined Board in June 2004. Mr. Knudson has been Chairman of Board since August 2006. Mr. Knudson has been president of Tom Knudson Interests since its formation on January 14, 2004. Tom Knudson Interests provides consulting services in energy, sustainable development, and leadership. Following seven years of active duty as a U.S. Naval aviator and an aerospace engineer, he joined Continental Oil Company (Conoco) in May 1975 and retired in 2004 from Conoco’s successor, ConocoPhillips, as senior vice president of human resources, government affairs and communications. He holds a bachelor’s degree in aerospace engineering from the U.S. Naval Academy and a master’s degree in aerospace engineering from the U.S. Naval Postgraduate School. He served as a naval aviator, flying combat missions in Vietnam. His education, military service, and experience on the boards of MDU Resources Group Inc., Natco Group Inc. and Williams Partners LP, provide additional perspectives to the Board. He serves as Chairman of company Board as well as Chairman of Corporate Governance and Nominating Committee.

Jonathan Baliff

Mr. Jonathan E. Baliff has been appointed as President, Chief Executive Officer of Bristow Group Inc., effective July 31, 2014. He is no longer Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President of the company effective June 9, 2014. He joined Bristow as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer in 2010. At Bristow, as part of the Senior Management Team, he led teams that created and executed the successful "Bristow Value Added" implementation throughout the company, a transformation of the company's capital allocation strategy. Mr. Baliff was also part of the team that led the successful effort to win the ten bases, £1.5 billion UK Search and Rescue contract. At NRG Energy Inc., where he served as Executive Vice President, Strategy, Mr. Baliff led the development and implementation of NRG's corporate strategy as well as its efforts to drive top-line growth through acquisitions and business alliances. Before joining NRG in 2008, he spent 12 years with Credit Suisse, most recently as Managing Director for the Global Energy Group. Mr. Baliff began his career serving on active duty as an aviator in the U.S. Air Force for eight years from 1985 to 1993. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Aerospace Engineering from Georgia Tech and a Master of Science in Foreign Service from Georgetown University.

John Briscoe

Mr. John Briscoe has been appointed as Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President of the Company effective June 9, 2014. John has an extensive background in senior financial leadership positions, most recently as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Weatherford International Ltd from March 2012 to September 2013. As CFO, John set the financial direction of the company and helped bolster investor confidence during a turnaround of the financial organization. He joined the company as Chief Accounting Officer in August 2011. Prior to Weatherford, John served as a senior executive at Transocean from 2005 through 2011 in financial roles including Vice President and Controller and Director of Investor Relations. During John's time at Transocean, he was responsible for audit, controls, financial systems, joint venture accounting and financial planning and analysis for operations in 40 countries. Among his achievements at Transocean, he led the integration of the $18 billion acquisition of GlobalSantaFe. Before joining Transocean in 2005, John held senior financial positions with Ferrellgas Inc. and Dresser Industries. His career also includes seven years of public accounting experience with KPMG and Ernst & Young. John is a certified public accountant and holds a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration from the University of Texas.

K. Jeremy Akel

Mr. K. Jeremy Akel is Chief Operating Officer, Senior Vice President of Bristow Group Inc., since January 2012. Before that he served as the Director of the Other International Business Unit at the Company since January 2010, where he was responsible for all operations within that business unit. Prior to that position, Mr. Akel held various other positions at the Company including Director of the Latin America Business Unit from April 2008 to January 2010, Director of the South/Latin American Business Units from July 2006 to April 2008, and Manager International Strategy from July 2004 to July 2006. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Akel was Vice President, Aviation Business Consulting for Morten Beyer & Agnew, an international aviation consulting firm, from February 2002 to January 2004. From February 2001 to January 2002, Mr. Akel served as Senior Manager, Business Consulting, Aviation Industry Practice for Anderson, LLP, an international business consulting firm. From February 1997 to December 2000, Mr. Akel served in several management positions at Tidewater Marine International, Inc., an international provider of marine support services to the offshore energy industry. Mr. Akel began his career in 1991 as an Aerospace Engineer at the National Transportation Safety Board.

Hilary Ware

Ms. Hilary S. Ware is Senior Vice President - Administration of Bristow Group Inc., since December 22, 2009. She joined the Company in August 2007 as Vice President of Global Human Resources. Prior to joining the Company, Ms. Ware was Vice President, Human Resources for BHP Billiton Petroleum from 2006 to 2007. Prior to joining BHP Billiton, Ms. Ware was Vice President Human Resources, Worldwide for Hanover Compressor Company from 2002 to 2006. Prior to 2002, Ms. Ware served for 20 years in a variety of roles as a human resources professional with BP. Ms. Ware’s duties and responsibilities at BHP Billiton and Hanover included management and oversight of all Human Resource activities and personnel at those companies.

Edward Earle

Mr. Edward Chipman Earle is Senior Vice President, Chief Legal Officer, Corporate Secretary of Bristow Group Inc.Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Earle worked as an attorney for Transocean Ltd. in various capacities from 2006 until 2012. He most recently served as Assistant Vice President, Global Legal from 2011 to 2012 during which he oversaw Transocean’s worldwide legal operations. Prior to serving in this role, he served from 2009 to 2011 as the General Counsel for Transocean’s Europe and Africa Business Unit, Associate General Counsel and Corporate Secretary from 2007 to 2009, and Legal Counsel, Corporate and Securities from 2006 to 2007. Prior to joining Transocean in 2006, Mr. Earle worked as a Corporate and Securities associate at the law firm of Baker Botts, L.L.P. in Houston, Texas after beginning his career with the law firm of Wilson, Sonsini, Goodrich & Rosati, P.C. . Chip holds a MBA and a JD from the University of Texas.

Brian Allman

Mr. Brian J. Allman is Vice President, Chief Accounting Officer, Corporate Controller of Bristow Group Inc. Mr. Allman joined the Company in March 2006 as Director of Financial Reporting. In August 2007 he was promoted to Corporate Controller and was subsequently elected Chief Accounting Officer in April 2009 and Vice President, Chief Accounting Officer in November 2010. From September 2002 to March 2006, Mr. Allman worked as Financial Reporting Manager for Nabors Industries Ltd., a drilling and well servicing company. A Certified Public Accountant, Mr. Allman previously worked in public accounting as an Audit Manager with KPMG LLP after beginning his career with Arthur Andersen LLP.

Thomas Amonett

Mr. Thomas N. Amonett is an Independent Director of Bristow Group Inc. He joined Company's Board in February 2006. Mr. Amonett has served as President, Chief Executive Officer and a director of Champion Technologies, Inc. since 1999. Champion Technologies, Inc. is an international provider of specialty chemicals and related services primarily to the oilfield production sector. Mr. Amonett serves as a director of Hercules Offshore Inc., where he serves on the Corporate Governance and Special Governance Committees, and as a director of Orion Marine Group, where he serves on the Audit Committee and the Nominating and Governance Committee. His previous directorships include TODCO from 2003 to July 2007 when TODCO was acquired by Hercules Offshore Inc. and Stelmar Shipping Ltd. from 2002 to 2005.

Stephen Cannon

Mr. Stephen J. Cannon is an Independent Director of Bristow Group Inc. Mr. Cannon joined Company's Board in 2002. Mr. Cannon served as the President and CEO of TSG Technical Services, Inc., a privately owned international government service provider from September 2007 until June 2009. He was the President and Chief Executive Officer of DynCorp International LLC, a technology company with annual revenues in excess of $2 billion from February 2005 to July 2006 and President from January 2000 to February 2005. Mr. Cannon worked at DynCorp for approximately 25 years and served in a variety of other capacities, including General Manager of its technical service subsidiary and Vice President of its aerospace technology subsidiary.

Michael Flick

Mr. Michael A. Flick is an Independent Director of Bristow Group Inc. He joined Company's Board in February 2006. Mr. Flick began his career in commercial banking in 1970 at First National Bank, which subsequently became a wholly owned subsidiary of First Commerce Corporation, whose shares were traded on the NASDAQ. Mr. Flick held a variety of positions at First Commerce Corporation, including Chief Financial Officer and Chief Credit Policy Officer, and retired in 1998 as the Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer. He served as a director and Chairman of the Audit Committee of Community Coffee Company, a privately held company, from 1998 until June 2009. He currently serves as a director and member of the Audit Committee of Gulf Island Fabrication, Inc. He also serves as a director of the University of New Orleans Foundation.

Lori Gobillot

Ms. Lori A. Gobillot is an Independent Director of Bristow Group Inc., since May 1, 2012. Ms. Gobillot currently serves as an independent consultant. Ms. Gobillot served as Vice President, Integration Management at United Air Lines, Inc. from June 2010 to January 2012 where she managed the company’s merger integration planning and implementation efforts following the merger with Continental Airlines. Prior to the merger, Ms. Gobillot served as Staff Vice President, Assistant General Counsel and Assistant Secretary of Continental Airlines since 2006. Before joining Continental Airlines, Ms. Gobillot was an attorney with the law firm of Vinson & Elkins. Prior to attending law school, Ms. Gobillot worked in real estate development with Trammell Crow Company and as a consultant with Arthur Andersen.

Ian Godden

Mr. Ian A. Godden is an Independent Director of Bristow Group Inc. He joined Company's Board in January 2010. Mr. Godden has served as Chairman of Farnborough International Limited, the subsidiary that runs Farnborough Air Show since October 2009. He was Chairman of A|D|S Group Ltd., the trade organization that represents the civil aerospace, defense and security industries in the United Kingdom, from 2007 to 2011. Mr. Godden is currently Chairman of and formerly served as Senior Independent Non-Executive Director of KBC Advanced Technologies since 2008. Mr. Godden has served as a director of E2V Technologies PLC since 2003 and was the founder of Glenmore Energy Inc. in 2004 and is currently its Chairman. Mr. Godden worked in various consulting organizations, including as the U.K. Managing Partner of Roland Berger Strategy Consultants from 2000 to 2004 and U.K. Managing Partner of Booz Allen and Hamilton from 1996 to 1998. Mr. Godden began his career in 1974 working for BP as a design engineer for offshore platforms and processing equipment in the North Sea, Middle East and Gulf of Mexico.

Stephen King

Mr. Stephen Anthony King is an Independent Director of Bristow Group Inc., since January 2, 2011. Mr. King currently serves as the Finance Director of Caledonia, a position he has held since December 2009. From December 2002 to March 2009, Mr. King was Group Finance Director for De La Rue plc, the global printer of banknotes and commercial paper for central banks. Mr. King joined Midlands Electricity plc, an international power distribution and generation group which later became GPU International Inc. (USA) in January 1997. He served there as Group Finance Director until December 2002. Previously, Mr. King held senior financial positions in several companies, including Seeboard plc, a regional electric company, and Lucas Industries plc, an international automotive and aerospace engineering group. Mr. King began his career as an accountant for Coopers & Lybrand (now PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP). Since 2005, Mr. King has also served as a non-executive director of Weir Group plc, a global engineering company specializing in the oil, gas and minerals sectors, and TT Electronics plc, an international specialty sensors and solutions manufacturer for the automotive and aerospace market.

Mathew Masters

Mr. Mathew Masters is an Independent Director of Bristow Group Inc., since November 1, 2011. Mr. Masters joined Board in November 2011. Mr. Masters currently serves as an Associate Director of Caledonia, a position he has held since April 2008. He began his career with Caledonia as Investment Executive in April 2006. From February 2000 to April 2006, Mr. Masters was a Corporate Finance Senior Manager for Grant Thornton, a UK based accounting and consulting firm. From January 1995 to December 1999, Mr. Masters was an Audit Manager for Grant Thornton. Mr. Masters currently serves as a non-executive director and as Chairman of the audit committee of Celerant Consulting Investments Limited, a consulting company with operations in Europe and the United States, as a non-executive director of Tribal Group plc, an educational software and services company listed on the London Stock Exchange, and as a non-executive director of Satellite Information Services Limited, a technology services company. Since 2006, Mr. Masters has also served as a Director of Celona Technologies Limited, a technology company.

Bruce Stover

Mr. Bruce H. Stover is an Independent Director of Bristow Group Inc. He joined Company's Board in January 2010. Mr. Stover was formerly the Executive Vice President, Operations and Business Development, of Endeavour International Corporation, a position he had held since 2003. From 1999 to 2003, Mr. Stover was Senior Vice President, Worldwide Business Development for Anadarko Petroleum Corporation. Mr. Stover joined Anadarko in 1980 as Chief Engineer and in 1989, he was named President and General Manager for Anadarko Algeria Corporation where he led the company’s start-up operations in Algeria. In 1993, he was named Vice President, Acquisitions and in 1997, he became Vice President, Worldwide Business Development. Mr. Stover began his career as an engineer with Amoco Production Company in 1972.

Basic Compensation

Options Compensation

Name Options Value

Thomas Knudson

0 0

Jonathan Baliff

19,746 510,619

John Briscoe

0 0

K. Jeremy Akel

6,734 269,797

Hilary Ware

34,219 1,288,920

Edward Earle

4,760 96,247

Brian Allman

0 0

Thomas Amonett

0 0

Stephen Cannon

0 0

Michael Flick

0 0

Lori Gobillot

0 0

Ian Godden

0 0

Stephen King

0 0

Mathew Masters

0 0

Bruce Stover

0 0
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