Kevin Neveu Elected as 2019 IADC Chairman

1/3/2019
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Photo: Kevin Neveu, president and CEO of Precision Drilling, and IADC 2019 chairman.

HOUSTON -- The IADC board of directors has elected Kevin Neveu, president and CEO of Precision Drilling, as its 2019 chairman. Julie Robertson, chairman of the board, president and CEO of Noble Corp, was elected as vice chair.

For the IADC Division posts, Roddie Mackenzie, senior V.P. of marketing, innovation and industry relations for Transocean, will serve as V.P. of the offshore fivision. Scott McKee, V.P. marketing for Cactus Drilling Co, was elected as V.P. of the North America onshore division. Lee Womble, V.P. sales-drilling systems with Cameron, a Schlumberger company, was reelected as V.P. of the drilling services division.

In addition, Scott McReaken, CEO and director of Sevan Drilling, will continue to serve as IADC secretary/treasurer.

Mr. Neveu has 37 years of experience in the oilfield services sector, holding various technical, marketing, management positions over his career. Previously, he was president of the rig solutions group of National Oilwell Varco and held senior management positions with it and its predecessor companies in London, Moscow, Houston, Edmonton and Calgary.

Mr. Neveu is currently an advisor for the University of Calgary’s School of Public Policy and the vice chairman of the executive committee for the International Association of Drilling Contractors. He is a former board member of Finning International, Bonanza Creek Energy and Rig Net. He is also a former member of the advisory board for The Heart and Stroke Foundation of Alberta and Waterski Wakeboard Canada.

Mr. Neveu holds a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering and is a graduate of University of Alberta. He is also a registered professional engineer in the province of Alberta and has completed the Harvard Advanced Management Program in Boston, Mass.

Ms. Robertson was named chairman of the board, president and CEO of Noble in January 2018. Previously, she served as executive V.P. of the company from February 2006 and as senior V.P. – administration from July 2001 to February 2006. Ms. Robertson also served continuously as corporate secretary of Noble since December 1993 until assuming the chairman’s role in 2018. She also served as V.P. -  administration of Noble Drilling from 1996 to July 2001.

In 1994, Ms. Robertson became V.P. – Administration of Noble Drilling Services. From 1989 to 1994, she served consecutively as manager of benefits and director of human resources for Noble Drilling Services. Prior to 1989, Ms. Robertson served consecutively in the positions of risk and benefits manager and marketing services coordinator for a predecessor subsidiary of Noble, beginning in 1979. She earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Texas at Austin and attended the advanced management program at the Harvard School of Business.


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