Bristow Group Appoints Hilary Ware Vice President, Global Human Resources

HOUSTON, Aug. 6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Bristow Group Inc. (NYSE: BRS) announced today the appointment of Ms. Hilary Ware as Vice President, Global Human Resources. Ms. Ware will report directly to Mr. William E. Chiles, President and Chief Executive Officer of Bristow.

William E. Chiles, President and Chief Executive Officer, said, "I am excited to announce the appointment of Hilary to our senior management team. Hilary brings extensive experience and knowledge in global human resources at the executive level. During the course of her life and career, Hilary has lived and worked in Europe, Russia, Australia, Africa and the Middle East, and we believe her international experience and perspective will be very beneficial to Bristow as we seek to grow our operations worldwide."

Prior to joining Bristow, Ms. Ware served as Vice President, Human Resources for BHP Billiton Petroleum, the multinational oil & gas exploration and production division of BHP Billiton from 2006 to 2007. Prior to joining BHP Billiton, Ms. Ware was Vice President Human Resources, Worldwide for Hanover Compressor Company, an international gas compression company, from 2002 to 2006. Prior to 2002, Ms. Ware served for 20 years in a variety of roles as a human resources professional with BP and its predecessor companies followed by a brief tenure as a principle at De Novo Partners, a Houston based human resources consulting firm. Ms. Ware earned a Bachelor's Degree in Industrial Psychology from the University of California at Berkley in 1977.

About Bristow Group Inc.

Bristow Group Inc. is the leading provider of helicopter services to the worldwide offshore energy industry based on the number of aircraft operated. Through its subsidiaries, affiliates and joint ventures, the Company has major transportation operations in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico and the North Sea, and in most of the other major offshore oil and gas producing regions of the world, including Alaska, Australia, Mexico, Nigeria, Russia and Trinidad. Additionally, the Company is a leading provider of production management services for oil and gas production facilities in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico. For more information, visit the Company's website at


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