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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Thomas Knudson

69 2006 Independent Chairman of the Board

Jonathan Baliff

51 2014 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Don Miller

2015 Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President

.. Akel

46 2014 Chief Operating Officer, Senior Vice President

Edward Earle

42 2014 Senior Vice President, Chief Legal Officer, Corporate Secretary

Chet Akiri

43 2016 Senior Vice President Operations and Chief Commercial Officer

Mary Wersebe

2016 Acting Chief Administrative Officer

Brian Allman

42 2010 Vice President, Chief Accounting Officer, Corporate Controller

Andrew Higgins

57 2016 Director

Biggs Porter

62 2016 Director

Thomas Amonett

71 2006 Independent Director

Stephen Cannon

61 2002 Independent Director

Michael Flick

66 2006 Independent Director

Lori Gobillot

53 2012 Independent Director

Ian Godden

61 2010 Independent Director

David Gompert

69 2015 Independent Director

Stephen King

54 2011 Independent Director

Mathew Masters

41 2011 Independent Director

Bruce Stover

66 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 serves as President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of Bristow Group Inc. 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.

Don Miller

Mr. Don Miller is Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President of Bristow Group Inc. Miller, who joined Bristow in 2010, was until recently Senior Vice President, Mergers, Acquisitions and Integration. He has 30 years of experience in finance, capital markets and M&A, and was responsible for creating the Mergers, Acquisitions and Integration group at Bristow that led to the acquisition of Cougar Helicopters, Eastern Airways and Airnorth. Prior to joining Bristow, Miller spent nine years with Enron North America in positions of increasing levels of responsibility, ending with his role as post-petition President and CEO of Enron North America , leading their wholesale businesses through their orderly disposal after 2001. From 1985 until 1997, he held financial positions with Citicorp Securities, as both an energy corporate banker and high yield research analyst, and as account executive with Dean Witter Reynolds. Miller holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Memphis , and a Master in Business Administration from The University of Texas at Austin . He also holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation.

.. 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.

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.

Chet Akiri

Mr. Chet Akiri has been appointed as SSenior Vice President Operations and Chief Commercial Officer of the Company Mr. Akiri comes to Bristow Group from General Electric (GE), which he joined in 2001 and most recently served as Chief Operating Officer (COO) for Global Nuclear Fuels America in Wilmington, North Carolina. Before becoming COO in 2013, he served as Vice President and General Manager of GE Hitachi Parts Services, where he was accountable for sales and margin growth, portfolio management and investment, product and service solutions, operations, manufacturing and supply chain, and regulatory compliance. Before joining the nuclear business in 2010, Chet served in senior management roles in GE Aviation, Consumer and Industrial, Industrial Solutions and in Global Business Development at GE's corporate headquarters. Prior to this time, he held vice president and senior vice president roles in several entrepreneurial ventures, served as an associate in Corporate Finance with Goldman Sachs & Co., and was a management consultant with Corporate Decisions, which was acquired by Mercer Management Consulting. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering from Brown University and his Masters of Business Administration from Harvard Business School.

Mary Wersebe

Ms. Mary Wersebe is Acting Chief Administrative Officer of the Company.

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.

Andrew Higgins

Mr. A. William Higgins is Director of the Company. Mr. Higgins currently serves as a director on the board of Kaman Corporation, a diversified company which conducts business in the aerospace and industrial distribution markets, where he is chairman of the finance committee and a member of the corporate governance committee. He is the former Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President of CIRCOR International, Inc., a global diversified manufacturing company that designs, manufactures, and supplies valves, related products and services to the aerospace, oil and gas and industrial markets as well as OEMs, processors, manufacturers, the military, and utilities that rely on fluid-control to accomplish their missions. Leslie Controls, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of CIRCOR and an entity for which Mr. Higgins served as a director and Vice President, filed for bankruptcy protection in July 2010 in order to eliminate certain asbestos litigation liabilities. The subsidiary successfully emerged from bankruptcy the following year. Prior to March 2008, he held the offices of President and Chief Operating Officer and Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of CIRCOR. Prior to joining CIRCOR in 2005, Mr. Higgins spent thirteen years in a variety of senior management positions with Honeywell International and AlliedSignal.

Biggs Porter

Mr. Biggs C. Porter is Director of the Company. Mr. Porter currently serves as the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Fluor Corporation. Prior to joining Fluor in 2012, Mr. Porter was the Chief Financial Officer of Tenet Healthcare Corporation from 2006 to 2012. He previously served in senior-level finance positions with Raytheon Company from 2003 to 2006 and with TXU Corporation from 2000 to 2003. Mr. Porter also previously held finance positions at Northrop Grumman Corporation, Vought Aircraft Company and LTV Corporation. A certified public accountant, Mr. Porter began his career with the accounting firm Arthur Young & Co. He holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Duke University and a master’s degree in accounting from the University of Texas, Austin.

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 no longer Independent Director of Bristow Group Inc., effective August 2016. 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 no longer Independent Director of Bristow Group Inc., effective August 2016. 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.

David Gompert

The Honorable David C. Gompert is an Independent Director of Company. Mr. Gompert currently serves as a Director on the Board of Global Defense & National Securities Systems, Inc., where he is chairman of the Compensation Committee and a member of the Audit Committee and the Nominating Committee. He is also Chairman of the Board of Global Integrated Security (USA) Inc., the U.S. security services business of Global Strategies Group. In addition, Mr. Gompert is Distinguished Visiting Professor for National Security Studies at the United States Naval Academy and Adjunct Senior Fellow at the RAND Corporation. He has had a distinguished career in the United States government, holding senior positions including Principal Deputy Director of National Intelligence and Acting Director of National Intelligence under President Obama, Special Assistant to President George H. W. Bush, and Special Assistant to Secretary of State Kissinger. He is also a member of the American Academy of Diplomacy, the Council on Foreign Relations, and the Advisory Board of the Center for Cyber Studies at the U.S. Naval Academy. Mr. Gompert also worked in the private sector, holding senior executive positions at Unisys and AT&T, as well as in top-level positions at the RAND Corporation. He holds a B.S. in Engineering from the U.S. Naval Academy and a M.P.A. from Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs.

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.