Board member: Carl Trowell
Since 2014, Carl Trowell was Chief Executive Officer of Ensco plc, a listed London-based offshore drilling company. He is also a member of its Board of Directors and has taken up the position of Executive Chairman in April 2019 upon the closing of the merger with Rowan PLC. In his roles, he has substantial experience with strategic reorganizations and mergers and acquisitions. Prior to joining Ensco, Carl was President of oilfield services company Schlumberger Ltd’s Integrated Project Management (IPM) and Schlumberger Production Management (SPM) businesses. He was promoted to this role after serving as President of Schlumberger Western GECO, the seismic division of Schlumberger, where he managed 6,500 employees with operations in 55 countries. Prior to this role, he held a variety of international management positions within Schlumberger in the fields of marketing, sales and business development, including Global VP Strategic Marketing & Sales, Management Director North-Sea/Europe Region, and Business Development Manager Asia. Carl began his professional career in 1995 as a petroleum engineer with Royal Dutch Shell before joining Schlumberger.
Carl has been a member of several industry advisory boards. He is on the advisory board of EVPE Private Equity since 2007, and in 2016 he became a Non-Executive Board Member of Ophir Energy plc.
Carl has a PhD in Earth Sciences from the University of Cambridge, a Master of Business Administration from The Open University, UK, and a Bachelor of Science degree in Geology from Imperial College London.