Noble Energy announces CEO Charles Davidson plans to retire Noble Energy announced that Charles D. Davidson, Chairman and CEO plans to retire May 1, 2015, and that he will leave the Board of Directors at that time. Davidson has served as CEO and Director since joining the Company in 2000. The Board announced that it will propose the election of David L. Stover as a Director at its April 22, 2014 organizational meeting following the Annual Meeting, and that it intends to appoint Stover as CEO in October 2014. Davidson will serve as the Company's Chairman until the 2015 Annual Meeting. Stover currently serves as the Company's President and COO.