Audit Committee

The Audit Committee assists Noble’s Board of Directors to meet its responsibilities relating to financial accounting and reporting obligations.

It also has oversight of the external and internal auditors and their work, adequacy of internal controls and the financial risk management system, and suitability of arrangements for employees to raise concerns.

George Nette - Chairman
George Nette

Independent Non-Executive Director

George Nette has 35 years of commodity trading experience in soft commodities and oil products.

He served for 20 years as Chief Financial Officer of Marquard & Bahls until retiring in May 2018. Marquard & Bahls is one of the world’s leading independent companies in the supply, trading and logistics of energy and chemicals.

George also serves as Non-Executive Chairman of two family-owned, internationally active trading and manufacturing groups.

George worked as a lawyer in Hamburg and New York before commencing his career in commodities with Alfred C Toepfer International (today Archer Daniel Midlands) and Bernhard Rothfos.

He is a qualified lawyer with a degree from Hamburg University and holds a Master of Comparative Jurisprudence from New York University School of Law.

Ajit Vijay Joshi
Ajit Vijay Joshi

Independent Non-Executive Director

Ajit Vijay Joshi is an Independent Non-Executive Director of Noble Group Holdings Limited.

Ajit has extensive experience in private and public securities (both equities and debt) and financial advisory. He has successfully raised financing for companies across various industries including those in the oil & gas, real estate, and hospitality industries.

Ajit is an investment director of ADCM Altus Investment Management Ltd, which is the investment manager of Goldilocks Investment Company Limited.

James Michael Dubow
James Michael Dubow

Chairman

James (Jim) Michael Dubow is the Chairman of Noble Group Holdings Limited.

Jim has been an Independent Non-Executive Director of Noble since January 2019.

He has over 30 years of Asia experience, with a deep focus on China, coupled with experience of the LNG and thermal coal industries gained during his years working in the Asian electric power industry.

Jim's primary focus is helping companies to achieve their growth goals following a restructuring or acquisition. He works with companies to drive profitability, refine business strategy and develop management teams, systems and processes to generate growth.

Additionally, he assists companies with raising public and private capital and M&A initiatives. He has held C-suite and Director roles at multinationals and a Chinese state-owned enterprise, including Asia-based independent power business Meiya Power Company.

Jim earned a bachelor's degree in history, with an emphasis on China, from the University of California, Berkeley. He is fluent in written and spoken Mandarin having studied the language for 30 years.

Nominations and Governance Committee

The Nominations and Governance Committee ensures there is a formal and transparent process for the nomination of directors to the Board. The Committee makes recommendations to the Board on all appointments of directors, and conducts Board and director evaluations. The Committee identifies, monitors and implements good corporate governance practices and procedures as may be appropriate for Noble.

George Nette - Chairman
George Nette

Independent Non-Executive Director

George Nette has 35 years of commodity trading experience in soft commodities and oil products.

He served for 20 years as Chief Financial Officer of Marquard & Bahls until retiring in May 2018. Marquard & Bahls is one of the world’s leading independent companies in the supply, trading and logistics of energy and chemicals.

George also serves as Non-Executive Chairman of two family-owned, internationally active trading and manufacturing groups.

George worked as a lawyer in Hamburg and New York before commencing his career in commodities with Alfred C Toepfer International (today Archer Daniel Midlands) and Bernhard Rothfos.

He is a qualified lawyer with a degree from Hamburg University and holds a Master of Comparative Jurisprudence from New York University School of Law.

Ambassador David Isaac Adelman
Ambassador David Isaac Adelman

Independent Non-Executive Director

Ambassador David Adelman is a partner in the New York office of the global law firm Reed Smith, frequently working out of the firm’s Hong Kong and Singapore offices.

He advises a broad range of businesses including commodities and energy firms on trans-Pacific trade and investment issues.

David is a former Managing Director of Goldman Sachs in Hong Kong and served as the 15th United States Ambassador to Singapore, concluding his term in 2013.

He was a member of the Monetary Authority of Singapore’s Capital Markets Committee and the Executive Board of the Hong Kong Treasury Markets Association.

David is an Adjunct Professor at New York University and a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.

James Michael Dubow
James Michael Dubow

Chairman

James (Jim) Michael Dubow is the Chairman of Noble Group Holdings Limited.

Jim has been an Independent Non-Executive Director of Noble since January 2019.

He has over 30 years of Asia experience, with a deep focus on China, coupled with experience of the LNG and thermal coal industries gained during his years working in the Asian electric power industry.

Jim's primary focus is helping companies to achieve their growth goals following a restructuring or acquisition. He works with companies to drive profitability, refine business strategy and develop management teams, systems and processes to generate growth.

Additionally, he assists companies with raising public and private capital and M&A initiatives. He has held C-suite and Director roles at multinationals and a Chinese state-owned enterprise, including Asia-based independent power business Meiya Power Company.

Jim earned a bachelor's degree in history, with an emphasis on China, from the University of California, Berkeley. He is fluent in written and spoken Mandarin having studied the language for 30 years.

Steven James Hodgson
Steven James Hodgson

Independent Non-Executive Director

Steve has over 30 years of experience in the commodities sector, primarily within aluminium and bauxite, most recently as Chief Executive of RUSAL Marketing GmbH and Member of the Executive Committee of UC RUSAL between 2010 and 2018.

Prior to that, he was President and Chief Executive, Bauxite and Alumina, for Rio Tinto Alcan, and Managing Director for Rio Tinto Diamonds, having also held additional senior roles at RUSAL in Russia and Rio Tinto Aluminium in Australia.

Steve has a strong track record spanning commercial performance, organisational development, governance and system design, strategic planning, business transformation and government relations.

Steve holds a Bachelor of Engineering degree with First Class honours from the University of Auckland, New Zealand. He is a dual New Zealand and UK national.

Remuneration and Options Committee

The Remuneration and Options Committee reviews all matters concerning the terms of engagement, compensation and general remuneration policy for senior executives of Noble, including executive directors.

The Committee also evaluates and reviews executives’ performance when granting options or awards to them under any share option schemes, remuneration or incentive programmes established by Noble, and authorises the allotment of shares resulting from employee compensation, remuneration or incentive schemes.

Steven James Hodgson - Chairman
Steven James Hodgson

Independent Non-Executive Director

Steve has over 30 years of experience in the commodities sector, primarily within aluminium and bauxite, most recently as Chief Executive of RUSAL Marketing GmbH and Member of the Executive Committee of UC RUSAL between 2010 and 2018.

Prior to that, he was President and Chief Executive, Bauxite and Alumina, for Rio Tinto Alcan, and Managing Director for Rio Tinto Diamonds, having also held additional senior roles at RUSAL in Russia and Rio Tinto Aluminium in Australia.

Steve has a strong track record spanning commercial performance, organisational development, governance and system design, strategic planning, business transformation and government relations.

Steve holds a Bachelor of Engineering degree with First Class honours from the University of Auckland, New Zealand. He is a dual New Zealand and UK national.

George Nette
George Nette

Independent Non-Executive Director

George Nette has 35 years of commodity trading experience in soft commodities and oil products.

He served for 20 years as Chief Financial Officer of Marquard & Bahls until retiring in May 2018. Marquard & Bahls is one of the world’s leading independent companies in the supply, trading and logistics of energy and chemicals.

George also serves as Non-Executive Chairman of two family-owned, internationally active trading and manufacturing groups.

George worked as a lawyer in Hamburg and New York before commencing his career in commodities with Alfred C Toepfer International (today Archer Daniel Midlands) and Bernhard Rothfos.

He is a qualified lawyer with a degree from Hamburg University and holds a Master of Comparative Jurisprudence from New York University School of Law.

James Michael Dubow
James Michael Dubow

Chairman

James (Jim) Michael Dubow is the Chairman of Noble Group Holdings Limited.

Jim has been an Independent Non-Executive Director of Noble since January 2019.

He has over 30 years of Asia experience, with a deep focus on China, coupled with experience of the LNG and thermal coal industries gained during his years working in the Asian electric power industry.

Jim's primary focus is helping companies to achieve their growth goals following a restructuring or acquisition. He works with companies to drive profitability, refine business strategy and develop management teams, systems and processes to generate growth.

Additionally, he assists companies with raising public and private capital and M&A initiatives. He has held C-suite and Director roles at multinationals and a Chinese state-owned enterprise, including Asia-based independent power business Meiya Power Company.

Jim earned a bachelor's degree in history, with an emphasis on China, from the University of California, Berkeley. He is fluent in written and spoken Mandarin having studied the language for 30 years.

Investments and Capital Markets Committee

The Investments and Capital Markets Committee reviews and approves issues and redemptions of any debt or equity financing instruments for Noble within limits set by the Board, and ensures Noble is able to quickly and efficiently respond to any capital markets financing opportunities.

The Committee reviews and approves investments, capital commitments and disposals by Noble within limits set by the Board. Other responsibilities include considering and approving financing and bank facilities, derivative, foreign exchange, swap or similar transactions proposed to be entered into (whether for hedging or other purposes) by Noble.

The Committee also establishes or varies banking mandates and signing authorities and operating issues such as those relating to issuing new shares resulting from the conversion of Noble’s convertible bonds, if any.

James Michael Dubow - Chairman
James Michael Dubow

Chairman

James (Jim) Michael Dubow is the Chairman of Noble Group Holdings Limited.

Jim has been an Independent Non-Executive Director of Noble since January 2019.

He has over 30 years of Asia experience, with a deep focus on China, coupled with experience of the LNG and thermal coal industries gained during his years working in the Asian electric power industry.

Jim's primary focus is helping companies to achieve their growth goals following a restructuring or acquisition. He works with companies to drive profitability, refine business strategy and develop management teams, systems and processes to generate growth.

Additionally, he assists companies with raising public and private capital and M&A initiatives. He has held C-suite and Director roles at multinationals and a Chinese state-owned enterprise, including Asia-based independent power business Meiya Power Company.

Jim earned a bachelor's degree in history, with an emphasis on China, from the University of California, Berkeley. He is fluent in written and spoken Mandarin having studied the language for 30 years.

Ajit Vijay Joshi
Ajit Vijay Joshi

Independent Non-Executive Director

Ajit Vijay Joshi is an Independent Non-Executive Director of Noble Group Holdings Limited.

Ajit has extensive experience in private and public securities (both equities and debt) and financial advisory. He has successfully raised financing for companies across various industries including those in the oil & gas, real estate, and hospitality industries.

Ajit is an investment director of ADCM Altus Investment Management Ltd, which is the investment manager of Goldilocks Investment Company Limited.

Joseph William Swanson
Joseph William Swanson

Non-Executive Director

Joseph William Swanson is a Non-Executive Director of Noble Group Holdings Limited. Joseph is a Senior Managing Director at Houlihan Lokey and Co-Head of the firm’s European Restructuring Group.

Joseph has more than two decades of investment banking experience, including corporate restructurings, M&A, and the issuance of both public and private debt and equity securities.

Steven James Hodgson
Steven James Hodgson

Independent Non-Executive Director

Steve has over 30 years of experience in the commodities sector, primarily within aluminium and bauxite, most recently as Chief Executive of RUSAL Marketing GmbH and Member of the Executive Committee of UC RUSAL between 2010 and 2018.

Prior to that, he was President and Chief Executive, Bauxite and Alumina, for Rio Tinto Alcan, and Managing Director for Rio Tinto Diamonds, having also held additional senior roles at RUSAL in Russia and Rio Tinto Aluminium in Australia.

Steve has a strong track record spanning commercial performance, organisational development, governance and system design, strategic planning, business transformation and government relations.

Steve holds a Bachelor of Engineering degree with First Class honours from the University of Auckland, New Zealand. He is a dual New Zealand and UK national.

Board Risk Oversight Committee

The Board Risk Oversight Committee provides oversight of, and advice to the Board on risk and risk governance matters, other than those relating to financial reporting matters covered by the Audit Committee, including consideration of reputational, political and operational risks.

The Committee considers and approves the risk management framework for Noble. This includes appetite and tolerance, policies and processes, limits and authorities, measurement and reporting, and the review and control of identified and acceptable risks.

Steven James Hodgson - Chairman
Steven James Hodgson

Independent Non-Executive Director

Steve has over 30 years of experience in the commodities sector, primarily within aluminium and bauxite, most recently as Chief Executive of RUSAL Marketing GmbH and Member of the Executive Committee of UC RUSAL between 2010 and 2018.

Prior to that, he was President and Chief Executive, Bauxite and Alumina, for Rio Tinto Alcan, and Managing Director for Rio Tinto Diamonds, having also held additional senior roles at RUSAL in Russia and Rio Tinto Aluminium in Australia.

Steve has a strong track record spanning commercial performance, organisational development, governance and system design, strategic planning, business transformation and government relations.

Steve holds a Bachelor of Engineering degree with First Class honours from the University of Auckland, New Zealand. He is a dual New Zealand and UK national.

Ajit Vijay Joshi
Ajit Vijay Joshi

Independent Non-Executive Director

Ajit Vijay Joshi is an Independent Non-Executive Director of Noble Group Holdings Limited.

Ajit has extensive experience in private and public securities (both equities and debt) and financial advisory. He has successfully raised financing for companies across various industries including those in the oil & gas, real estate, and hospitality industries.

Ajit is an investment director of ADCM Altus Investment Management Ltd, which is the investment manager of Goldilocks Investment Company Limited.

George Nette
George Nette

Independent Non-Executive Director

George Nette has 35 years of commodity trading experience in soft commodities and oil products.

He served for 20 years as Chief Financial Officer of Marquard & Bahls until retiring in May 2018. Marquard & Bahls is one of the world’s leading independent companies in the supply, trading and logistics of energy and chemicals.

George also serves as Non-Executive Chairman of two family-owned, internationally active trading and manufacturing groups.

George worked as a lawyer in Hamburg and New York before commencing his career in commodities with Alfred C Toepfer International (today Archer Daniel Midlands) and Bernhard Rothfos.

He is a qualified lawyer with a degree from Hamburg University and holds a Master of Comparative Jurisprudence from New York University School of Law.

Strategic Review Committee

The Strategic Review Committee reviews Noble New Asset Co Limited’s asset portfolio and makes recommendations to the Board in relation to funding and disposal of key assets.

James Michael Dubow - Chairman
James Michael Dubow

Chairman

James (Jim) Michael Dubow is the Chairman of Noble Group Holdings Limited.

Jim has been an Independent Non-Executive Director of Noble since January 2019.

He has over 30 years of Asia experience, with a deep focus on China, coupled with experience of the LNG and thermal coal industries gained during his years working in the Asian electric power industry.

Jim's primary focus is helping companies to achieve their growth goals following a restructuring or acquisition. He works with companies to drive profitability, refine business strategy and develop management teams, systems and processes to generate growth.

Additionally, he assists companies with raising public and private capital and M&A initiatives. He has held C-suite and Director roles at multinationals and a Chinese state-owned enterprise, including Asia-based independent power business Meiya Power Company.

Jim earned a bachelor's degree in history, with an emphasis on China, from the University of California, Berkeley. He is fluent in written and spoken Mandarin having studied the language for 30 years.

Joseph William Swanson
Joseph William Swanson

Non-Executive Director

Joseph William Swanson is a Non-Executive Director of Noble Group Holdings Limited. Joseph is a Senior Managing Director at Houlihan Lokey and Co-Head of the firm’s European Restructuring Group.

Joseph has more than two decades of investment banking experience, including corporate restructurings, M&A, and the issuance of both public and private debt and equity securities.