From 2007 to his retirement in May 2015, Mr. Rabun served as the chairman of Ensco plc, an offshore drilling services company, based in London. He retired as president and chief executive officer of Ensco in June 2014, having held the office of chief executive officer for more than seven years and president for more than eight years.
From 1986 through 2005, prior to joining Ensco, Mr. Rabun was a partner with the international law firm of Baker & McKenzie LLP, where he provided legal advice to oil and gas companies.
Mr. Rabun is a non-executive director of Golar LNG Ltd. and the Chairman of the Board of ChampionX Corporation. During 2012, he served as chairman of the International Association of Drilling Contractors. Mr. Rabun has also been a Certified Public Accountant since 1976.
Mr. Rabun brings a variety of experiences to our Board, including service as chairman of the board, president, and chief executive officer of Ensco. During Mr. Rabun’s term at Ensco, Ensco drilled some of the most complex wells for super majors, national oil companies, and independent operators in nearly every strategic oil and gas area in the world, from the North Sea to the “golden triangle” of the Gulf of Mexico, Brazil, and West Africa, and from the Middle East and the Mediterranean to Asia and Australia. Mr. Rabun’s experience as non-executive director of Golar LNG Ltd. gives him invaluable insight into the global liquid natural gas business, which will be beneficial to the corporation in its efforts to market natural gas. In addition, Mr. Rabun’s experience as chairman of the board of Apergy Corporation gives him good insight into new technologies used to drill and produce oil and gas.
Mr. Rabun’s international experience, global perspective, experience with strategic acquisitions, and financial acumen from having served as a public company’s chairman, president, and chief executive officer assist the Board in the assessment and management of risks faced by oil and gas companies.