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R. A. Walker
Al Walker is Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Anadarko Petroleum Corporation. He joined Anadarko in 2005 as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, later serving as President and Chief Operating Officer. Prior to joining Anadarko, he worked in the oil and natural gas industry, investment and commercial banking, and as an institutional investor.
Mr. Walker is a director of BOK Financial Corporation, serving as Chairman of the Risk Committee (NASDAQ: BOKF). He is a director of the Houston Branch of the Dallas Federal Reserve, Trustee for the Houston Museum of Natural Science, a member of the Business Council (Executive Committee), Business Roundtable, All-American Wildcatters (Chairman 2017 and 2018), and on the Board of Directors of the American Petroleum Institute (Executive and Finance Committees).
Anthony R. Chase
Mr. Chase is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of ChaseSource, L.P., a Houston-based staffing and real estate development firm, which is ranked among the nation’s largest minority-owned companies.
He served as the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of ChaseCom, L.P., a global customer relationship management and staffing services company, until its sale in 2007 to AT&T.
Mr. Chase also is a tenured Professor of Law at the University of Houston, where he began teaching in 1990 and was awarded tenure in 1995. He has published numerous environmental law and other law review articles during his tenure. He currently serves on the board of directors of Paragon Offshore plc.
Until his election at Anadarko, he was also a director of Western Gas Holdings, LLC, a subsidiary of Anadarko and general partner of Western Gas Partners, LP (NYSE: WES), a publicly traded midstream master limited partnership, where he had served since 2008. From 1999 to August 2010, Mr. Chase served as a director of Cornell Companies. From July 2004 to July 2008, he served as a director of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, and also served as its deputy chairman from 2006 until his departure in July 2008.
Mr. Chase is also on the board of directors of the Greater Houston Partnership, and served as its chairman during 2012. He is also on the board of directors of the Houston Endowment and the Texas Medical Center, and serves on the board of trustees for St. John’s School and KIPP Schools. Mr. Chase holds Bachelor of Arts, Master of Business Administration and Juris Doctor degrees from Harvard University.
He has been a director of Anadarko since February 2014.
David E. Constable
David Constable is the former President and CEO of Sasol Limited, a leading international integrated energy and chemicals company based in South Africa. During his tenure at Sasol, Constable drove a comprehensive, group-wide change program, which culminated in the roll-out of the organization’s new operating model and the related structures, processes and systems to ensure enhanced efficiencies and effectiveness.
Prior to Sasol, Mr. Constable spent nearly 30 years at Fluor Corporation, where he served in various leadership positions, including as Group President of Operations. He currently serves as a director of ABB Ltd, Rio Tinto Limited, Rio Tinto plc, and is a member of The Business Council and the World Economic Forum International Business Council.
Mr. Constable holds a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from the University of Alberta and graduated from the International Management Program at the Thunderbird School of Global Management, as well as the Advanced Management Program at the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.
H. Paulett Eberhart
Ms. Eberhart, currently serves as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of HMS Ventures, a privately held business involved with technology services and the acquisition and management of real estate.
From January 2011 through March 2014, she served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of CDI Corp. (CDI), a provider of engineering and information technology outsourcing and professional staffing services. She served as a consultant to CDI from April 2014 through December 2014. Ms. Eberhart also served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of HMS Ventures from January 2009 until January 2011. She served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Invensys Process Systems, Inc. (Invensys), a process automation company, from January 2007 to January 2009. From 1978 to 2004, she was an employee of Electronic Data Systems Corporation (EDS), an information technology and business process outsourcing company, and held roles of increasing responsibility over time, including senior level financial and operating roles. From 2003 until March 2004, Ms. Eberhart was President of Americas of EDS, and from 2002 to 2003 she served as President of Solutions Consulting at EDS.
Ms. Eberhart is a Certified Public Accountant and serves as a director of Ciber Inc., LPL Financial Holdings Inc. and Valero Energy Corporation.
Ms. Eberhart has been a director of Anadarko since August 2004.
Claire S. Farley
Claire Farley serves as Vice Chair of Energy, advising KKR & Co. L.P.'s Energy group. Prior to joining KKR in 2011, she was co-founder and co-CEO of RPM Energy LLC, a privately owned oil and natural gas exploration and development company, which partnered with KKR. Prior to founding RPM Energy, Ms. Farley was a Senior Advisor at Jefferies Randall & Dewey, a global oil and gas industry advisor, from August 2008 to September 2010, and was Co-President of Jefferies Randall & Dewey from February 2005 to July 2008. Ms. Farley also previously served as Chief Executive Officer of Randall & Dewey, an oil and gas asset transaction advisory firm, from September 2002 until February 2005, when Randall and Dewey became the Oil and Gas Investment Banking Group of Jefferies & Company.
Ms. Farley has extensive oil and gas exploration expertise, holding several positions within Texaco from 1981 to 1999, including President of Worldwide Exploration and New Ventures, President of North American Production and Chief Executive Officer of Hydro-Texaco, Inc. Ms. Farley also served as Chief Executive Officer of Intelligent Diagnostics Corporation from October 1999 to January 2001 and of Trade-Ranger Inc. from January 2001 to May 2002.
She serves as a director of LyondellBasell Industries N.V. and TechnipFMC plc. In addition to her public directorships, Ms. Farley also is a board member of Samson Resources, a private company, and the Houston advisory board of the Nature Conservancy. Ms. Farley holds a B.S. in geology from Emory University.
Peter J. Fluor
Mr. Fluor is Chairman and CEO of Texas Crude Energy, Inc., a private, independent oil and gas exploration company. Mr. Fluor also serves as lead director of Fluor Corporation and as director of Cameron International Corporation.
He is a member of the All American Wildcatters Association and the Council of Overseers of the Jesse H. Jones Graduate School of Management at Rice University.
Mr. Fluor has been a director of Anadarko since August 2007.
Richard L. "Rick" George
Mr. George was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer of Suncor Energy Inc., an integrated energy company, in 1991 and served as Chief Executive Officer of that company until his retirement in May 2012.
In May 2013, he was appointed as Chairman of the Board of Penn West Petroleum Ltd., an exploration and production company. In 2011, Mr. George was named Canadian Energy Person of the Year by the Energy Council of Canada and was also elected to the Board of Canadian Pacific Railway. He has also served on the board of directors of the Canadian Council of Chief Executives since 2003. In 2008, he was inducted into the Canadian Petroleum Hall of Fame. Mr. George was named a member of the Order of Canada in 2007 for his leadership in the development of Canada's natural resources sector, for his efforts to provide economic opportunities to Aboriginal communities and for his commitment to sustainable development.
Mr. George was named director of Anadarko in May 2012.
Joseph W. Gorder
Mr. Gorder is Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Valero Energy Corporation, a Fortune 500 international manufacturer and marketer of transportation fuels, other petrochemical products and power. He also serves as a member of the Valero Energy Corporation Board of Directors and as Chairman of the Board and CEO of Valero Energy Partners, LP.
Prior to his appointment as CEO of Valero in May 2014, Mr. Gorder served as President and Chief Operating Officer, responsible for refining operations and commercial operations in marketing, supply, logistics and transportation. He was previously Chief Commercial Officer and President of Valero Europe. He oversaw all commercial trading and related activity for the company, including crude and feedstock supply and trading, wholesale marketing, logistics operations, commercial business development, transportation, refining and specialty products marketing. In addition, he was responsible for all business activity and operations of Valero’s assets in the United Kingdom and Ireland. Mr. Gorder also has served as Valero’s Executive Vice President, Marketing and Supply, following tenure as Senior Vice President for Corporate Development and Strategic Planning. He also serves as an Executive Committee member of the American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers.
Before joining Valero, Mr. Gorder held the positions of Vice President of Business Development for Ultramar Diamond Shamrock, and Director of Commercial/Industrial Sales, Assistant Treasurer and Director of Information Systems for Diamond Shamrock.
Mr. Gorder was named a director of Anadarko in July 2014.
John R. Gordon
Mr. Gordon is Senior Managing Director of Deltec Asset Management LLC, an investment firm located in New York, New York. He was President of Deltec Securities Corporation from 1988 until it was converted into Deltec Asset Management LLC.
Mr. Gordon has been a director of Anadarko since April 1988.
Dr. Gourley is the founder and CEO of Primer, an early-stage, venture-backed company building software to power artificial intelligence applications. Prior to founding Primer, he was the founder and Chief Technology Officer of Quid, a San Francisco-based augmented intelligence company building software for strategic decision-making. Quid was a finalist for Innovative Company in Big Data by Fast Company magazine in 2013.
Born in New Zealand, Dr. Gourley studied at Oxford as a Rhodes Scholar where he received a Ph.D. in physics, and he received both his Bachelor of Science and Master of Science in physics from the University of Canterbury in Christchurch, New Zealand. He was additionally a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow at the Said Business School at Oxford University and is currently an Equity Partner with Data Collective Venture Capital Fund, investing in key data and algorithmic technologies.
He has been a director of Anadarko since September 2015.
Mark C. McKinley
Mr. McKinley has served as Managing Partner of MK Resources LLC, a private oil and gas development company specializing in the recovery and production of crude oil and the development of unconventional resource projects, for more than ten years. Since October 2007, he has served as a director of Buckeye GP, LLC, the general partner of Buckeye Partners, L.P., a publicly traded midstream master limited partnership.
He also is the founder and President of Labrador Oil Company, a private oil and natural gas exploration and development firm.
Mr. McKinley currently serves on the Boards of Directors of the Merrymac McKinley Foundation and the Tip of the Spear Foundation.
He has been a director of Anadarko since February 2015.
Eric D. Mullins
Mr. Mullins serves as the Managing Director and Co-Chief Executive Officer of Lime Rock Resources, a company that he co-founded in 2005, which acquires, operates and improves lower-risk oil and natural gas properties. From May 2011 through October 2015, he also served as the Co-Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board of Directors of LRE GP, LLC, the general partner of LRR Energy, L.P., a company which operates, acquires, exploits and develops producing oil and natural gas properties.
Prior to co-founding Lime Rock Resources, Mr. Mullins served as a Managing Director in the investment banking division of Goldman Sachs where he led numerous financing, structuring and strategic advisory transactions in the division's natural resources group.
Mr. Mullins was named director of Anadarko in May 2012.