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board of directors

Board Of Directors

  • Mr Tan Pong Tyea
    Mr Tan Pong Tyea
    Executive Chairman

    Mr Tan Pong Tyea is the Executive Chairman of CH Offshore Ltd ("CHO"). He was appointed to this position on 22 October 2015. He was initially appointed as Non-Executive Chairman on 1 June 2010. Following his re-designation to Executive Chairman, he stepped down as a member of the Remuneration Committee. He is currently a member of the Nominating Committee.

    Mr Tan is also the Executive Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Falcon Energy Group Limited ("FEG"), the holding company of CHO. FEG is a SGX Mainboard-listed leading player in the regional Offshore Marine and Oil and Gas sectors. It provides a full spectrum of support services for the Offshore Marine and Oil and Gas cycle, from initial exploration and drilling to production and post-production stage, with a specialist focus on the production phase of oilfield activities.

    He has more than 26 years of experience servicing the oil companies and major contractors throughout the region.

    Mr Tan obtained his Masters in Management Studies from Durham University, United Kingdom.

  • Mr James William Noe
    Mr James William Noe
    Executive Director & CEO

    Mr James William Noe is Executive Director & CEO of CHO. He was initially appointed as Non-Executive Director on 27 April 2015 and subsequently appointed as CEO and hence re-designated to Executive Director on 7 July 2015.

    Mr. Noe was the Executive Vice President of Hercules Offshore, Inc, the largest operator of jack-up rigs in the Gulf of Mexico and one of the largest offshore drilling companies globally. He was responsible for general executive matters, business development, governmental relations, legal, risk and compliance management. He formerly served as Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer when he joined Hercules Offshore, Inc in 2005. Mr Noe was also the President and CEO of Delta Towing LLC, a subsidiary of Hercules Offshore, Inc.

    In 2011, Mr. Noe served on the board of Discovery Offshore S.A., a jackup drilling company based in Luxembourg. He also served as an Executive Director of the Shallow Water Energy Security Coalition, a leading advocacy group for independent exploration and production companies and drilling contractor.

    Mr Noe holds a Bachelor of Arts with honours from the University of Alabama and a Juris Doctorate from Louisiana State University.

  • Ms. Tan Sooh Whye
    Ms. Tan Sooh Whye
    Non-Executive Director

    Ms Tan Sooh Whye is a Non-Executive Director of CHO. She was appointed to this position on 3 July 2015. She is a member of the Audit Committee.

    Ms Tan acts as Alternate Director to Mr Tan Pong Tyea, the Chairman & CEO of FEG, the holding company of CHO. She is also a director of Asetanian Marine Pte Ltd and Ruben Capital Venture Ltd. She is responsible for the treasury, administrative and human resource functions of FEG and has been with the company for over 20 years.

    Ms Tan graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and also holds a Diploma in Business Administration from Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo, Canada.

  • Mr Thia Peng Heok George
    Mr Thia Peng Heok George
    Non-Executive, Lead Independent Director

    Mr Thia Peng Heok, George is a Non-Executive, Lead Independent Director of CHO. He was appointed as Non- Executive, Independent Director on 30 March 2015 and subsequently appointed as Lead Independent Director on 3 July 2015. He is the Chairman of the Audit and Nominating Committees and a member of the Remuneration Committee.

    Mr Thia is a Chartered Accountant (Singapore) and practised as an accountant with Cooper Brothers & Co. (now known as PricewaterhouseCoopers). He has more than 20 years' experience in merchant banking and financial services including being Managing/Executive Director at Morgan Grenfell, Merrill Lynch, Sun Hung Kai Securities, Kay Hian Securities and Lum Chang Securities. He is involved as board members of non-profit organisations including the National Cancer Centre and Singapore Institute of Management.

  • Mr Tan Kian Huay
    Mr Tan Kian Huay
    Non-Executive, Independent Director

    Mr Tan Kian Huay is a Non-Executive, Independent Director of CHO. He was appointed to this position on 30 March 2015. He is the Chairman of the Remuneration Committee and a member of the Audit and Nominating Committees.

    He has extensive experience in project management and business development, particularly in the construction industry. With over 40 years of experience in the building and construction industry, including serving as the Managing Director of Obayashi Singapore Pte Ltd from 1989 to 2004, Mr Tan now serves on the boards of NTUC Fairprice Foundation Ltd, NTUC Fairprice Co-operative Ltd, Choice Homes Investments Pte Ltd and Jurong Health Services Pte Ltd.

    Mr Tan holds a Professional Diploma in Building and a Bachelor of Arts from Beijing Normal University. He is currently a fellow and was a former 2nd Vice President of the Society of Project Managers and also a former President of the Singapore Institute of Building.

Mr Tan Pong Tyea
Executive Chairman

Mr Tan Pong Tyea is the Executive Chairman of CH Offshore Ltd ("CHO"). He was appointed to this position on 22 October 2015. He was initially appointed as Non-Executive Chairman on 1 June 2010. Following his re-designation to Executive Chairman, he stepped down as a member of the Remuneration Committee. He is currently a member of the Nominating Committee.

Mr Tan is also the Executive Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Falcon Energy Group Limited ("FEG"), the holding company of CHO. FEG is a SGX Mainboard-listed leading player in the regional Offshore Marine and Oil and Gas sectors. It provides a full spectrum of support services for the Offshore Marine and Oil and Gas cycle, from initial exploration and drilling to production and post-production stage, with a specialist focus on the production phase of oilfield activities.

He has more than 26 years of experience servicing the oil companies and major contractors throughout the region.

Mr Tan obtained his Masters in Management Studies from Durham University, United Kingdom.

Mr James William Noe
Executive Director & CEO

Mr James William Noe is Executive Director & CEO of CHO. He was initially appointed as Non-Executive Director on 27 April 2015 and subsequently appointed as CEO and hence re-designated to Executive Director on 7 July 2015.

Mr. Noe was the Executive Vice President of Hercules Offshore, Inc, the largest operator of jack-up rigs in the Gulf of Mexico and one of the largest offshore drilling companies globally. He was responsible for general executive matters, business development, governmental relations, legal, risk and compliance management. He formerly served as Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer when he joined Hercules Offshore, Inc in 2005. Mr Noe was also the President and CEO of Delta Towing LLC, a subsidiary of Hercules Offshore, Inc.

In 2011, Mr. Noe served on the board of Discovery Offshore S.A., a jackup drilling company based in Luxembourg. He also served as an Executive Director of the Shallow Water Energy Security Coalition, a leading advocacy group for independent exploration and production companies and drilling contractor.

Mr Noe holds a Bachelor of Arts with honours from the University of Alabama and a Juris Doctorate from Louisiana State University.

Ms. Tan Sooh Whye
Non-Executive Director

Ms Tan Sooh Whye is a Non-Executive Director of CHO. She was appointed to this position on 3 July 2015. She is a member of the Audit Committee.

Ms Tan acts as Alternate Director to Mr Tan Pong Tyea, the Chairman & CEO of FEG, the holding company of CHO. She is also a director of Asetanian Marine Pte Ltd and Ruben Capital Venture Ltd. She is responsible for the treasury, administrative and human resource functions of FEG and has been with the company for over 20 years.

Ms Tan graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and also holds a Diploma in Business Administration from Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo, Canada.

Mr Thia Peng Heok George
Non-Executive, Lead Independent Director

Mr Thia Peng Heok, George is a Non-Executive, Lead Independent Director of CHO. He was appointed as Non- Executive, Independent Director on 30 March 2015 and subsequently appointed as Lead Independent Director on 3 July 2015. He is the Chairman of the Audit and Nominating Committees and a member of the Remuneration Committee.

Mr Thia is a Chartered Accountant (Singapore) and practised as an accountant with Cooper Brothers & Co. (now known as PricewaterhouseCoopers). He has more than 20 years' experience in merchant banking and financial services including being Managing/Executive Director at Morgan Grenfell, Merrill Lynch, Sun Hung Kai Securities, Kay Hian Securities and Lum Chang Securities. He is involved as board members of non-profit organisations including the National Cancer Centre and Singapore Institute of Management.

Mr Tan Kian Huay
Non-Executive, Independent Director

Mr Tan Kian Huay is a Non-Executive, Independent Director of CHO. He was appointed to this position on 30 March 2015. He is the Chairman of the Remuneration Committee and a member of the Audit and Nominating Committees.

He has extensive experience in project management and business development, particularly in the construction industry. With over 40 years of experience in the building and construction industry, including serving as the Managing Director of Obayashi Singapore Pte Ltd from 1989 to 2004, Mr Tan now serves on the boards of NTUC Fairprice Foundation Ltd, NTUC Fairprice Co-operative Ltd, Choice Homes Investments Pte Ltd and Jurong Health Services Pte Ltd.

Mr Tan holds a Professional Diploma in Building and a Bachelor of Arts from Beijing Normal University. He is currently a fellow and was a former 2nd Vice President of the Society of Project Managers and also a former President of the Singapore Institute of Building.


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