Dr. Ian Hudson - Vice Chairman

GMF Board of Directors

Houston, Texas

Dr. Ian Hudson is the currently Corporate Director of Quality, Health, Safety & Environment at Transocean, the world’s largest offshore drilling contractor. Ian leads a global team of QHSE professionals providing strategic support to the company’s 18,000 people across operations in over 30 countries, on over 120 installations.

The QHSE function at Transocean covers all aspects of QHSE including corporate responsibility, verification and compliance as well as occupational health.

Ian holds a BS in Marine Biology from the University of Newcastle (UK) and a PhD. in Ocean Ecology from the National Oceanography Center (UK).

Before joining Transocean in 2006 Ian worked in academic research, international project management and held a variety of consulting roles including the BBC and major oil and gas operators.

He is Vice Chairman of the Gulf of Mexico Foundation and sits on a number of other boards from industry and academia.