SCF Partners Welcomes Tom Burke, Former CEO of Valaris, as Operating Partner

London, England – January 2022 – SCF Partners is pleased to announce that Dr. Tom Burke has joined SCF as an Operating Partner, working from London, England. Before joining SCF, Dr. Burke was a Director, President and Chief Executive Officer of Valaris, the world’s largest offshore drilling contractor. Prior to Valaris, he was Chief Executive Officer and President of LeTourneau, a global manufacturing company in the mining, forestry, and energy equipment business. Previous to his work at LeTourneau, Dr. Burke was Vice President for Corporate Development and then a Division President of Complete Production Services, where he helped build the company into one of SCF’s most successful investments. Earlier in his career, he worked at McKinsey & Company and Schlumberger.

Dr. Burke received a DPhil (PhD) in Engineering Science (Robotics) from Trinity College, the University of Oxford, a BEng (Hons) Mechanical Engineering from Heriot-Watt University in Scotland, and an MBA from Harvard Business School, where he was awarded a Baker Scholarship.

Dr. Tom Burke noted, “I am thrilled to join SCF at this exciting time. My previous experience with SCF, working with Complete Production Services, was highly enjoyable and rewarding. I look forward to leveraging my past experiences to help build SCF’s energy transition portfolio.”

“I am delighted that Tom will be joining SCF to help us develop our international companies, particularly our growing energy transition investments,” said Colin Welsh, International Partner at SCF. “Tom’s experience running large, global and offshore businesses will be very valuable to Score, Hydrasun, and to new SCF energy transition opportunities under development.”

“We are excited to again be working with Tom,” added Andy Waite, Co-President at SCF. “He was one of the key entrepreneurs and leaders behind the development of Complete Production Services, one of SCF’s most successful investments over our 30+ year history. His technical background, experience developing and executing both organic and M&A growth strategies, and his leadership will bring tremendous additional capabilities to SCF and to our companies.”