Providing leadership, guidance and governance.
Our Board of Directors
Colin E. Parfitt serves as Vice President of Midstream at Chevron Corporation, a position he has held since March 2019. Mr. Parfitt was President of Supply and Trading at Chevron from June 2013 to February 2019. Mr. Parfitt joined Chevron in 1995 as Manager, Crude Oil Trading, with Chevron International Oil Company based in London. He earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics from the University of Exeter in England and a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from Henley Management College in England. We believe Mr. Parfitt’s extensive knowledge of the oil and gas industry and executive leadership experience provides the board of directors of our general partner with valuable experience and insight.
Robin Fielder was appointed Director of Noble Midstream in August 2020 and President and Chief Operating Officer in October 2020. Prior to that, she served as President and Chief Operating Officer of from January 2020 to October 2020. Robin also served as Senior Vice President, Midstream, for Noble Energy from January 2020 to October 2020. Before joining Noble Midstream and Noble Energy, she served as President, Chief Executive Officer and Director of the general partners of Western Midstream Operating LP and Western Midstream Partners LP from January 2019 to August 2019, and as President and Director of the general partners from November 2018 to January 2019. Robin also served as Senior Vice President, Midstream of Anadarko Petroleum Corporation from November 2018 to August 2019. Prior to these positions, she served in positions of increasing responsibility at Anadarko, including Vice President, Investor Relations, Midstream Corporate Planning Manager, Director, Investor Relations and General Manager of East Texas and North Louisiana and various exploration and operations engineering positions in both the U.S. onshore and the Gulf of Mexico.
Robin holds a Bachelor of Science in petroleum engineering from Texas A&M University and is a registered Professional Engineer in the state of Texas and a member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers.
Martin Salinas, Jr. was appointed to the board of directors of our general partner in October 2016. Mr. Salinas currently serves as the Chief Executive Officer of Phase 4 Energy Partners, Inc., which position he has held since October of 2015. Previously, he served as Chief Financial Officer of Energy Transfer Partners, L.P. from June of 2008 through April of 2015. He joined Energy Transfer Partners, L.P. in 2004 and served as Controller and Vice-President of Finance until being appointed as Chief Financial Officer in 2008. In addition to serving as Chief Financial Officer for Energy Transfer Partners, Mr. Salinas also served as Sunoco Logistics, L.P.’s Chief Financial Officer and a member of the Board of Directors from October of 2012 through April of 2015 and as a member of the Board of Directors for Sunoco Partners, L.P. from March of 2014 until April of 2015. Prior to joining Energy Transfer Partners, L.P., Mr. Salinas worked at KPMG, LP from September of 1994 through August 2004 serving audit clients primarily in the Oil and Gas industry.
Hallie A. Vanderhider was appointed to the board of directors of our general partner in September 2016. Ms. Vanderhider currently serves as the Managing Partner of Catalyst Partners, LLC, which position she has held since May of 2013. Previously, she served as a member of the board of directors and as the President and Chief Operating Officer at Black Stone Minerals Company, L.P. (“Black Stone”), from October 1, 2007 through May 31 of 2013. She joined Black Stone in 2003 and served as its Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer until being appointed as the President and Chief Operating Officer in 2007. Ms. Vanderhider served as Chief Financial Officer of EnCap Investments L.P. and served in a variety of positions at Damson Oil Corp., including as Chief Accounting Officer. In addition, she served on the following boards of directors: Mississippi Resources LLC, from August of 2014 to February 2016; PetroLogistics GP LLC, from April 2013 to July 2014; Bright Horizons LLC from October of 2013 to January 2016 and Grey Rock Energy Management LLC from August of 2013 to present. We believe that Ms. Vanderhider’s previous experience with master limited partnerships and the natural resource industry, as well as her knowledge of financial statements, provide her the necessary skills to be a member of the board of directors of our general partner.
Andrew Viens was appointed to the board of directors of our general partner in June of 2017. Mr. Viens was President, Global Marketing, for Phillips 66 until April 15, 2015 when he retired. He has 35 years of experience in various roles throughout the oil and gas and downstream industries. He was also a director on the DCP Midstream board from July of 2012 until his retirement in April of 2015. Before joining Phillips 66 in May 2012, Viens had held the same role with ConocoPhillips since March 2010. He had served as President, U.S. Marketing since May 2009. Previously, he held the position of General Manager, Commercial Marine from March 2007 to April 2009. He was appointed Manager, Heavy Products Trading in October 2003 after working as General Manager, Business Optimization. Prior to his career with ConocoPhillips, Viens worked for Tosco, and from April 1999 through the Phillips Petroleum acquisition of Tosco and through the Conoco and Phillips merger, he served as Manager of Wholesale Marketing and Diversified Business. His Tosco career had started in 1997 when he moved to Tempe as Manager of Product Supply and Trading.
Andrei F.B. Behdjet serves as Vice President and General Counsel of Chevron’s Downstream, Chemicals & Midstream businesses, a position he has held since July 2015. In addition to overseeing the legal support for Downstream, Chemicals and Midstream businesses, Mr. Behdjet is also responsible for Chevron’s Environmental & Safety and Intellectual Property legal practice groups. He is a member of Chevron’s Downstream & Chemicals Leadership Team, Midstream Leadership Team and Law Function Executive Committee. Prior to his current role, Mr. Behdjet was based in Singapore and was responsible for legal support for Chevron’s Downstream & Chemicals business in Asia, Africa and the Middle East. Before joining Chevron in 2002, Mr. Behdjet practiced at law firms in San Francisco and Palo Alto, where he specialized in corporate transactions, focusing on mergers & acquisitions and private company investments. He holds a law degree from the University of the Pacific and a bachelor’s degree in Business (Finance) from the California State University, Sacramento. We believe Mr. Behdjet’s industry and legal experience provides the board of directors of our general partner with valuable experience in our strategic, risk and legal matters.
Stephen (Steve) W. Green serves as President of Chevron North America Exploration and Production Company, a position he has held since March 2019. Mr. Green served as President of Chevron Asia Pacific Exploration and Production from March 2016 until March 2019. Prior to that, Mr. Green served as Vice President of Policy, Government and Public Affairs for Chevron Corporation from March 2011 until March 2016. From 2008 to 2011, Mr. Green served as president of Chevron Indonesia and managing director of the Chevron IndoAsia Business Unit. Mr. Green joined Chevron in 2005, as a result of Chevron’s merger with Unocal Corporation and was Chief Executive Officer of Unocal Thailand, Ltd., and Vice President of International Energy Operations for Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam. Mr. Green earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering from Texas A&M University in 1980 and completed the Stanford Graduate School of Business Executive Program in 2003. We believe Mr. Green’s extensive knowledge of the oil and gas industry and executive leadership experience provides the board of directors of our general partner with valuable experience and insight.
Alana Knowles serves as Vice President of Finance, Downstream & Chemicals and Midstream, at Chevron Corporation, a position she has held since October 1, 2020. She was Vice President – Finance for Downstream & Chemicals at Chevron Corporation from February 2019 to September 2020. Prior roles more recently include Assistant Treasurer, Opco Financing for Chevron Corporation from June 2017 to January 2019, and Comptroller, Chevron Global Downstream & Chemicals from May 2015 to May 2017. Ms. Knowles began her career with Chevron in 1988, supporting North America Upstream in an accounting and finance capacity, followed by various positions of increasing responsibility, including Manager of the Money Markets Group in Corporate Treasury, Finance Manager at the Richmond, California Refinery, Manager of Investor Relations in Corporate Finance, Vice-President of Finance, Chevron Gas & Midstream. Ms. Knowles earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from California State University Sacramento. We believe Ms. Knowles industry and financial experience provides the board of directors of our general partner with valuable experience in our industry and financial and accounting matters.