MIKEL D. FAULKNER
Lead Independent Director
Mikel D. Faulkner was appointed to the Board of Directors in 2009 and has served as the lead independent director since October 2017. From February 2017 to February 2019, Mr. Faulkner served as executive chairman of the board of directors of Nautilus Marine Services PLC, an investment company focused on the global offshore services industry and quoted on the London Stock Exchange (AIM). From 2002 to February 2017, Mr. Faulkner served as executive chairman of the board of directors of Global Energy Development PLC, an international oil and gas exploration company, quoted on the London Stock Exchange (AIM). Mr. Faulkner served as chief executive officer of HKN, Inc. (ASE: HKNI) from 1982 to 2017, chairman of HKN, Inc. from 1991 to 2003 and president and chief executive officer of HKN, Inc. from 2003 to 2017. HKN, Inc., formerly Harken Energy Corporation (NYSE), was an independent energy company.