Bristow Group Names John Briscoe Senior Vice President and Chief Financial
HOUSTON, June 5, 2014
HOUSTON, June 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Bristow Group Inc. (NYSE: BRS), the
leading provider of helicopter services to the offshore energy industry,
announced today that John Briscoe has been appointed to the position of Senior
Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, effective June 9, 2014.
John has an extensive background in senior financial leadership positions,
most recently as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of
Weatherford International Ltd from March 2012 to September 2013. As CFO, John
set the financial direction of the company and helped bolster investor
confidence during a turnaround of the financial organization. He joined the
company as Chief Accounting Officer in August 2011.
Prior to Weatherford, John served as a senior executive at Transocean from
2005 through 2011 in financial roles including Vice President and Controller
and Director of Investor Relations. During John's time at Transocean, he was
responsible for audit, controls, financial systems, joint venture accounting
and financial planning and analysisfor operations in 40 countries. Among his
achievements at Transocean, he led the integration of the $18 billion
acquisition of GlobalSantaFe.
Beforejoining Transocean in 2005, John held senior financial positions
withFerrellgas Inc. and Dresser Industries. His career also includes
sevenyears of public accounting experience with KPMG and Ernst& Young. John
is a certified public accountant and holds a Bachelor's degree in Business
Administrationfrom the University of Texas.
Jonathan Baliff, who has served as Bristow'sSenior Vice President and Chief
Financial Officersince 2010 and with this appointment will now serve as
President until assuming the additional role of Chief Executive Officer on
July 31, 2014, said: "John has a tremendous track record of value creation and
depth of experience in numerous senior financial roles, including CFO, at
complex, global energy service companies. His proven executive leadership,
comprehensive investor relations skills and commitment to safety and to
prudent balance sheet management uniquely qualify him for this important role.
John complements our senior management team as we continue to safely serve our
global clients, honor our core values and grow Bristow for the benefit of all
For further information please contact:
Director of Investor Relations
Director of Global Communications
About Bristow Group
Bristow Group Inc. is the leading provider of helicopter services to the
worldwide offshore energy industry based on the number of aircraft operated
and one of two helicopter service providers to the offshore energy industry
with global operations. The Company has major transportation operations in the
North Sea, Nigeria and the U.S. Gulf of Mexico, and in most of the other major
offshore oil and gas producing regions of the world, including Australia,
Brazil, Canada, Russia and Trinidad. For more information, visit the Company's
website at www.bristowgroup.com.
SOURCE Bristow Group Inc.
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