Board member: Carl Trowell

Name Carl Trowell
Title Independent Director
Renumeration committee Member
Corporate Governance And Nomination Committee Chairman
End of mandate AGM 2023


Carl Trowell serves on the Supervisory Board since his appointment at the AGM of May 2019, and is Chairman of the Corporate Governance and Nomination Committee and a member of the Remuneration Committee. Since June 2020, Carl Trowell is the Chief Executive Officer of Acteon Group Ltd., a marine energy and infrastructure services company serving the renewables, near-shore construction and oil and gas sectors.

Prior to join Acteon, Carl served as Chief Executive Officer of Ensco PLC, a NYSE listed London-based offshore drilling company, since 2014, where he was also a member of the Board of Directors and took up the position of Executive Chairman in April 2019 upon closing of the merger with Rowan PLC (subsequently becoming Valaris PLC) until April 2020.

Prior to this Carl had an international executive career with Schlumberger Ltd., holding the roles of President of the Integrated Project Management, the Production Management and the WesternGeco Seismic divisions of the company. Prior to these roles, he held a variety of international management positions within Schlumberger including corporate VP for Marketing and Sales and Managing Director North-Sea/Europe region. Mr Trowell began his career as a petroleum engineer with Royal Dutch Shell before joining Schlumberger.

Carl has been a member of several energy industry advisory boards, he was formally a supervisory board member for EV Private Equity and served as a non-executive director on the board of Ophir Energy PLC from 2016 to 2019. Mr Trowell has a PhD in Earth Sciences from the University of Cambridge, a Master of Business Administration form the Open University (UK), and a Bachelor of Science degree in Geology from Imperial College London.