Melanie Trent is an experienced independent board member and senior executive who has worked extensively in the energy industry.
Ms. Trent serves on the Board of Directors of Diamondback Energy, Inc. an independent oil and natural gas company (NASDAQ: FANG), focused on the acquisition, development, exploration and exploitation of unconventional, onshore oil and natural gas reserves in the Permian Basin in West Texas. She is Lead Director and serves on the Audit, Compensation and Nominating Committees and chairs the Safety, Sustainability & Corporate Responsibility Committee.
Ms. Trent also serves on the Board of Arcosa, Inc. (NYSE:ACA), a company focused on construction, energy and transportation products and services. Arcosa was spun-off from Trinity Industries (NYSE:TRN) in November 2018. She serves on the Audit Committee and the Governance & Sustainability Committee.
Ms. Trent also serves on the Board of Noble Corp since its emergence from bankruptcy in February 2021. Noble is a leading offshore drilling contractor for the oil and gas industry. Noble owns and operates one of the most modern, versatile and technically advanced fleets in the offshore drilling industry. She chairs the Compensation Committee and is a member of the Governance & Sustainability Committee.
Ms. Trent recently served on the Board of Frank’s International N.V., prior to its merger with Expro, a leading provider of energy services. She served on the Audit Committee and chaired the Nominating and Governance Committee.
Ms. Trent previously served as Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Chief Administrative Officer of Rowan Companies plc (a global offshore drilling contractor active in the Middle East, United Kingdom, Norway, Gulf of Mexico and Trinidad, which is now part of Valaris plc.), Ms. Trent used her wealth of experience as a member of the Company’s senior executive leadership team, evaluating and determining corporate strategy, mergers, acquisitions and joint venture opportunities, and other business initiatives.
Ms. Trent currently serves on the Board of the Houston Endowment, a private foundation that partners with others in the nonprofit, public and private sectors to improve quality of life for the residents of greater Houston. She also is the Chair of the Board of YES Prep Public Schools, an open enrollment public charter school serving students in Houston’s most underserved communities. She previously served on the Board of New Hope Housing, Inc., on the Audit Committee and Compensation Committee of the Memorial Hermann Hospital System, and on the Board and Executive Committee of Hermann Park Conservancy.