Our management is composed of industry veterans, averaging more than 20 years of relevant experience in their respective fields of expertise.
JOHNATHAN D. WHIPKEY has served as chief executive officer since April 2008 and as a member of the board of directors since March 11, 2011. He has more than 25 years’ experience in the energy industry.
Prior to joining Century Drilling, Whipkey led the strategic business development and planning group at Athentikz Ltd. from 2004 to 2008. From 2001 to 2004, he served at McKinsey & Company, Inc., where he provided strategic and operating advice to global energy companies and governments. And from 1990 to 2001, he worked for Schlumberger Limited in a series of international management roles with increasing responsibilities.
Whipkey holds a Bachelor of Science degree in exploration geophysics and an MBA.
JEFFREY E. JONES joined Century Drilling in August 2006 and was appointed executive vice president and chief financial officer in May 2015. He was named CFO in February 2014 and previously served as vice president, controller. Reporting to him are finance, treasury, IT, facilities, audit, compliance, IR, communications and tax.
Jones has been a finance professional in the oilfield services and E&P space for more than 20 years. Prior to joining Century Drilling, he was controller for the global exploration and development divisions at Triton Petroleum.
From 1995 to 2007, Jones served in various financial management roles at Transfield Offshore, including finance director for the North and South America business units, assistant vice president for audit and advisory services, and finance manager for the Asia and Australia and South America regions, with international posts in Asia and Central and South America.
He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics and managerial studies and a Master of Accounting,
Evelyn B. Corral joined Century Drilling in February 2013 as senior vice president, general counsel and secretary of Century Drilling.
Evelyn has 30 years of legal experience, most recently serving as executive vice president, general counsel and secretary and chief administrative officer at one of the leading international law firms in Georgia. from June 2006 to January 2013. From 1987 to 2006, she was an attorney at the law firm of Jorge McLaughlin LLP, first as an associate and then, commencing January 1994, as a partner.
Evelyn holds a Bachelor of Science degree in commerce from the University of Virginia and a Juris Doctorate from Louisiana State University Law Center.