Weatherford International plc has named Dianne B. Ralston executive vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary. With this appointment, Weatherford will merge the company’s legal and compliance departments under Ralston.
Ralston joins Weatherford with more than 20 years of combined legal, compliance and contractual experience in the oil and gas industry, including working for Schlumberger in a variety of roles since 1998. Her most recent positions with Schlumberger were of deputy general counsel, corporate, as well as deputy general counsel, government affairs and litigation. Ralston also acted as director of compliance, responsible for the development and management of Schlumberger’s global corporate Ethics and Compliance Program.
Ralston, who holds a J.D. from the University of Houston School of Law, will report directly to Bernard J. Duroc-Danner, chairman, president and chief executive officer.