Anadarko, the developer of the giant Mozambique LNG project, has named Claire Farley to serve as an independent director of the company.
Speaking of the appointment, Anadarko chairman, president and CEO, Al Walker, said Farley brings far-reaching experience in finance, strategic investments, mergers and acquisitions, and exploration and new ventures.
Farley serves as vice chair of energy, advising KKR & Co.’s Energy group. Prior to joining KKR in 2011, she was co-founder and co-CEO of RPM Energy, a privately owned oil and natural gas exploration and development company, which partnered with KKR.
Prior to founding RPM Energy, Farley was a senior advisor at Jefferies Randall & Dewey, a global oil and gas industry advisor, and was co-president of Jefferies Randall & Dewey from February 2005 to July 2008. Before that, Farley served as CEO of Randall & Dewey, an oil and gas asset transaction advisory firm, from September 2002 until February 2005, when Randall and Dewey became the oil and gas investment banking group of Jefferies & Company.
Farley held several positions within Texaco from 1981 to 1999, including president of worldwide exploration and new ventures, president of North American production and CEO of Hydro-Texaco. Farley also served as CEO of Intelligent Diagnostics Corporation from October 1999 to January 2001 and of Trade-Ranger from January 2001 to May 2002.
Farley also serves as a director of LyondellBasell Industries and TechnipFMC. In addition to her public directorships, Farley also is a board member of Samson Resources, a private company, and the Houston advisory board of the Nature Conservancy.