Board of Directors

Sigurd E. Thorvildsen – Non-executive Director and Chairman (Born 1965)

Mr. Thorvildsen is the CEO of the Awilhelmsen Group of companies. He has more than 20 years of experience from the Shipping and Offshore industry. Mr. Thorvildsen has previously held several senior positions, among them the position as CEO of Awilco AS, the Chairman of the Board of Awilco Offshore ASA and Awilco Heavy Transport ASA (later Ocean HeavyLift ASA). He holds an MBA from the Norwegian School of Management. Mr. Thorvildsen is a Norwegian citizen.

Henrik Fougner  Non-executive Director (Born 1963)

Mr. Fougner is the COO of the Awilhelmsen Group. He has more than 20 years of experience from the Shipping, Offshore and Banking industry both in Norway and internationally. Mr. Fougner has previously held several senior positions, among them the position as CEO of Awilco Offshore ASA and CFO of Awilco AS. He holds an MBA from the Norwegian School of Economics and Business Administration. Mr. Fougner is a Norwegian citizen.

Daniel Gold – Non-executive Director (Born 1968)

Mr. Gold is the CEO of QVT Financial LP, an asset management company with offices including New York, London, Singapore, and New Delhi. QVT Financial, through its managed funds, is an experienced global investor in the shipping and offshore industries. Mr. Gold holds an AB in Physics from Harvard College. Mr. Gold is an American citizen.

John Simpson  Non-executive Director (Born 1947)

Mr Simpson has over 30 years experience in banking and in shipping finance. Currently he is an Executive Director of Marine Capital Limited, a shipping investment management company. He also has a number of non-executive roles in the UK, including as Chairman of Sovereign Housing Group. Previously Mr Simpson was CEO of Den norske Bank (now DnB NOR) in London and Regional Director of DnB's Asia -Pacific operations. Mr Simpson is authorised by the UK FSA. He holds an MSc from the London Business School and a BSc from the University of Southampton.  Mr. Simpson is a British citizen.

Synne Syrrist  Non-executive Director (Born 1972)

Mrs. Syrrist has work experience as an independent consultant to Norwegian companies, and as financial analyst in Elcon Securities ASA and First Securities ASA. She also has extensive non-executive experience from both listed and private companies. She holds a Master of Science from the Norwegian Institute of Technology. Mrs. Syrrist is a Norwegian citizen.

Jon Oliver Bryce – Executive Director and CEO (Born 1968)

Mr. Bryce has more than 20 years of experience in the drilling industry and has held several senior positions, most recently as General Manager for Odfjell Drilling (UK) Ltd. His extensive experience includes international onshore & offshore operations. Mr. Bryce holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering. Mr. Bryce is a British citizen.