Gaurdie Banister Jr.
Gaurdie Banister Jr. joined Bristow’s Board in October 2017. A veteran in the oil and gas industry, Banister retired as president and chief executive officer of Aera Energy LLC, an oil and gas exploration and production company jointly owned by Shell Oil Company and ExxonMobil, in July 2015. While at Aera Energy, Banister served on its board of directors and provided strategic leadership to position the company as the industry leader in profitability and cash flow. Prior to Aera Energy, Banister served 27 years in executive-level positions at Shell Oil Company, including technical vice president of upstream Asia-Pacific, technical vice president of upstream Americas and executive vice president of the Shell Services International Group of Companies. He has been a Director of Tyson Foods Inc. since 2011 and is their Lead Independent Director and Chairman of the Compensation and Leadership Development Committee. He has been a director of Marathon Oil Company since 2015 serving on the audit and HSE committees. In January 2018 he joined the board of Russell Reynolds Associates, a private Executive Advisory and Search Firm.