Ensco plc (NYSE: ESV), a global provider of offshore drilling services, has appointed Michael McGuinty as senior vice president – general counsel and secretary, effective Feb. 1. He will be based in London. McGuinty succeeds Ron Potter, associate general counsel, who has been serving as interim general counsel.
McGuinty most recently was general counsel and secretary of Abu Dhabi National Energy Co., and previously served as deputy general counsel and director of compliance for Schlumberger. He has legal experience in the energy services field, including in-house and private practice across multiple regions. While at Schlumberger, he was director of legal operations for the global oilfield services business.
McGuinty earned Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Civil Law degrees from McGill University and a Bachelor of Social Sciences degree from University of Ottawa. His bar admissions include the Law Society of Ontario, Barreau du Quebec, and Law Society of England and Wales.