IADC Officers & Executive Committee


img-officer-sbrady2017STEVEN BRADY, CHAIRMAN

Ensco, plc

Steven J. Brady joined Ensco in 2002 and was appointed to his current position of Senior Vice President – Eastern Hemisphere in December 2014. Prior to his current position, Mr. Brady served as Senior Vice President – Western Hemisphere, Vice President – Europe and Mediterranean, General Manager – Middle East and Asia Pacific, and in other leadership positions in the Eastern Hemisphere. Prior to joining Ensco, Mr. Brady spent 18 years in various technical and managerial roles for ConocoPhillips in locations around the world. Mr. Brady holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Petroleum Engineering from Mississippi State University.


Precision Drilling Corporation

Kevin A. Neveu is President and Chief Executive Officer and a Director of Precision Drilling Corporation and has held these positions since joining the company in 2007. Mr. Neveu has 35 years of experience in the oilfield services sector holding technical, marketing, management and senior leadership positions over his career. Previously, Mr. Neveu was President of the Rig Solutions Group of National Oilwell Varco in Houston and held senior management positions with it and its predecessor companies in London, Moscow, Houston, Edmonton and Calgary.

Mr. Neveu currently serves as a Director Finning International and is a former board member of Bonanza Creek Energy and Rig Net. He is also a member of the Advisory Board for The Heart and Stroke Foundation of Alberta, and an Advisor for the University of Calgary’s School of Public Policy. Kevin is a past director and past member of the Executive Committee for the International Association of Drilling Contractors.

Mr. Neveu holds a Bachelor of Science degree and is a graduate of the Faculty of Engineering at the University of Alberta and is a registered Professional Engineer in the province of Alberta. He has also completed the Harvard Advanced Management Program in Boston, Massachusetts.


Northern Drilling Group

Mr. Scott McReaken was appointed Chief Executive Officer of the Northern Drilling Group in December 2018. Prior to this appointment Mr. McReaken has been a part of the Seadrill group companies since 2012, where he served as Chief Executive Officer and Director of Sevan Drilling Ltd and Chief Financial Officer of North Atlantic Drilling Ltd.

Mr. McReaken has over 15 years of experience in the offshore drilling industry, which includes various leadership roles in the United States, North Sea, West Africa and South America. Mr. McReaken began his career at Arthur Andersen LLP and is a Certified Public Accountant and Certified Internal Auditor.

He holds a degree in business administration from The University of Texas at Austin and is a US citizen residing in the Houston, TX.




Mr. Mackenzie serves as Senior Vice President, Marketing, Innovation & Industry Relations. He is responsible for identifying innovative technologies that create demonstrable value for Transocean’s customers and differentiate Transocean from its competitors in addition to leading Transocean’s Marketing organization. Mr. Mackenzie served previously as Vice President, Marketing and Contracts, Managing Director, Business Development and Strategic Accounts, and as a Marketing Director with increasing roles of responsibility in the United States, France, and Dubai. He brings over 20 years of industry experience and prior to his time in Marketing, Mr. Mackenzie served in various operational and project roles around the globe, starting his career at Transocean as a rig-based engineer in 1997. He has worked on all manner of drilling rigs in Algeria, Nigeria, Cameroon, Angola, Brazil, and the US Gulf of Mexico.

Mr. Mackenzie currently serves as Division Vice President Offshore of the International Association of Drilling Contractors and on various committees for the Offshore Energy Center. He previously served in numerous roles for IADC chapters in Houston, Brazil and Dubai.

Mr. Mackenzie graduated from the Harvard Business School Advanced Management Program in 2016 and received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Strathclyde in Civil Engineering with Environmental Studies in 1997.


Patterson-UTI Energy, Inc.

Mike Garvin is Sr. Vice President, Operations Support at Patterson-UTI Drilling Company. Patterson-UTI Drilling Company is a subsidiary of Patterson-UTI LLC. Prior to joining Patterson-UTI, Mr. Garvin spent three years with Ensco as a Sr. Deepwater Operations Manager. Prior to that, Mr. Garvin spent twenty seven years with GlobalSantaFe and its predecessor and successor companies (Global Marine & Transocean) holding various operations and support leadership positions. In 2016, Mr. Garvin was named IADC Contractor of the Year in recognition of his considerable contributions to IADC and the drilling industry as a whole.

Mr. Garvin earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering from California Polytechnic State University. Mr. Garvin has accumulated a total of thirty six years of experience in the upstream sector of the energy business, exploring and drilling for oil, gas & geothermal energy on land and offshore on six different continents.


Cameron, a Schlumberger company

Lee Womble is Vice President of Sales for the Cameron Drilling Systems Product Line of Schlumberger, with global responsibility for sales of capital equipment, projects, complete rig solutions and rig upgrades along with global accounts management.

He joined Cameron in 1988 as a Product Design Engineer after receiving his Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin.  Lee received his registered Professional Engineer license from the State of Texas in 1993 and obtained his first patent in 1994.  He has since managed engineering, repair operations, manufacturing, field service and sales.

Mr. Womble has since held numerous positions throughout his 29-year career such as Design Engineer, Repair and Sales Mgr., Regional Manager, Director and now Vice President since 2007.  He has lived and worked in locations such as the US, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Indonesia and Malaysia.  Lee has served on committees for API, AADE, IADC and The Joint Industry Task Force.



  • ANDY HENDRICKS, Patterson-UTI Energy Inc., Houston, Texas
  • DAVID MULLEN, Shelf Drilling Offshore Holdings Ltd., Dubai, UAE
  • EDWARD KAUTZ, Ensign Energy Services, Inc., Denver, Colorado
  • GARY RICH, Parker Drilling Company, Houston, Texas
  • KEVIN NEVEU, Precision Drilling Corporation, Calgary, AB, Canada
  • JAY NORTON, Norton Energy Drilling, LLC, Lubbock, Texas
  • JEREMY THIGPEN, Transocean, Vernier, Switzerland
  • JØRN MADSEN, Maersk Drilling, Copenhagen, Denmark
  • JULIE ROBERTSON, Noble Corporation plc, Sugar Land, Texas
  • LEE WOMBLE, Cameron, a Schlumberger company, Houston, Texas
  • LEIF NELSON, Seadrill, London, UK
  • MIKE GARVIN, Patterson-UTI Energy Inc., Houston, Texas
  • PAUL MOSVOLD, Scandrill, Inc., Houston, Texas
  • SCOTT MCREAKEN, Sevan Drilling ASA, London, United Kingdom
  • SHANE MARCHAND, Helmerich & Payne Inc., Tulsa, Oklahoma
  • STEVEN BRADY, Ensco plc, London, United Kingdom
  • RODDIE MACKENZIE, Transocean, Houston, Texas
  • THOMAS BURKE, Rowan Companies, Houston, Texas
  • TRENT LATSHAW, Latshaw Drilling Co. LLC, Tulsa, Oklahoma

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