Kenneth Charles Borda
Age 60. Appointed Santos Chairman on 9 May 2013. Previously independent non-executive Director since 14 February 2007. Chairman of the Finance Committee of the Board and member of the Nomination Committee of the Board.
Board member of Fullerton Funds Management, owned by Temasek, Singapore, since February 2007 and director of the Asian Advisory Board of Aviva Pte Ltd (Singapore) since February 2009. Chairman of Leighton Contractors Pty Ltd August 2011 until November 2012, having previously been a non-executive director since July 2007. Appointed a director of Talent2 International Ltd in August 2008 and retired in September 2012.
Previously a Board member of SFE Corporation for over five years until its acquisition by the Australian Stock Exchange Ltd in July 2006. Former non-executive director of Ithmaar Bank (Bahrain and Kuwait). CEO of Middle East and North Africa, Deutsche Bank before retirement in May 2007. Formerly Regional CEO Asia Pacific, Regional CEO Middle East and CEO Australia and New Zealand, Deutsche Bank. Director of Deutsche Bank Malaysia from 2002 until retirement in May 2007 after 17 years of service.
David John Wissler Knox
Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director
BSc (Hons) Mech Eng, MBA, FIE Aust, FTSE
Age 55. Appointed Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of Santos in July 2008, having been appointed Acting Chief Executive Officer in March 2008. Joined Santos in September 2007 as Executive Vice President Growth Businesses. Member of the Environment Health Safety and Sustainability Committee of the Board. Director of Santos Finance Ltd.
30 years of experience in the global oil and gas industry, including as Managing Director for BP Developments in Australasia from 2003 to 2007. Previously held senior positions with BP in Australia, the United Kingdom and Pakistan, and management and engineering roles at ARCO and Shell in the United States, Netherlands, the United Kingdom and Norway.
Chairman of the Australian Petroleum Production and Exploration Association (APPEA). Director on the Board of the Botanic Gardens and State Herbarium in South Australia. Council Member of the Business Council of Australia and Royal Institute of Australia. Chair of the CSIRO Energy Strategic Advisory Committee. Fellow of the Australian Institute of Mechanical Engineering and elected in November 2012 as a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering.
Peter Roland Coates AO
BSc (Mining Engineering), FAICD
Age 67. Independant non-executive Director. Previously Santos Chairman from 9 December 2009 to 9 May 2013, and an independent non-executive Director since 18 March 2008. Chairman of the Nomination Committee of the Board and the Santos Finance Limited Board. Also a member of the People and Remuneration and Finance Committees of the Board.
Non-executive director of Amalgamated Holdings Limited since July 2009 and non-executive director of Glencore International plc since April 2011. Chair of the Sydney North West Rail Link Advisory Board since December 2012.
Former non-executive Chairman of Xstrata Australia Pty Limited from January 2008 to August 2009 and former Chairman and non-executive director of Minara Resources Limited from April 2008 to April 2011. Previously Chief Executive of Xstrata Coal, Xstrata plc’s global coal business. Past Chairman of the Minerals Council of Australia, the NSW Minerals Council and the Australian Coal Association.
Made an Officer of the Order of Australia in June 2009 and was awarded the 2010 Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy Medal.
Kenneth Alfred Dean
BCom (Hons), FCPA, FAICD
Age 60. Independent non-executive Director since 23 February 2005. Chairman of the Audit Committee and member of the Finance Committee of the Board. Director of Santos Finance Ltd since 30 September 2005.
Non-executive director of Bluescope Steel Limited since April 2009 and Chairman of Bluescope’s Audit and Risk Committee. Independent non-executive director of EnergyAustralia Holdings Limited (formerly TRUenergy) since June 2012.
Previously Chief Financial Officer of Alumina Limited, October 2005 to February 2009, alternate director of Alumina Limited, October 2005 to February 2009, and non-executive director of Alcoa of Australia Ltd, Alcoa World Alumina LLC and related companies, October 2005 to February 2009. Director of Shell Australia Ltd from 1997 to 2001 and Woodside Petroleum Ltd from 1998 to 2004.
Over 30 years’ experience in the oil and gas industry. Fellow of the Australian Society of Certified Practising Accountants and Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. Former Chief Executive Officer of Shell Financial Services and member of the La Trobe University Council.
Roy Alexander Franklin OBE
Age 59. Independent non-executive Director since 28 September 2006 and member of the Environment, Health, Safety and Sustainability Committee and the People and Remuneration Committee of the Board.
Non-executive director of Keller Group plc since July 2007 and Chairman since August 2009. Non-executive director of StatoilHydro ASA since October 2007 and of Boart Longyear Limited since October 2010. Non-executive director of Cuadrilla Resources Holdings Limited since January 2012.
Chief Executive Officer of Paladin Resources plc from 1997 to 2005 and former Group Managing Director of Clyde Petroleum plc. Chairman of BRINDEX, the trade association for UK independent oil and gas companies from 2002 to 2005 and a former member of PILOT, the joint industry/UK Government task force set up to maximise hydrocarbon recovery from the UK North Sea 2002 - 2005.
In 2004, awarded the OBE for services to the UK oil and gas industry.
Richard Michael Harding
Age 64. Independent non-executive Director since 1 March 2004. Chairman of the Environment, Health, Safety and Sustainability Committee of the Board. Member of the Audit and Nomination Committees of the Board.
Chairman of Downer EDI Limited since November 2010, having previously been appointed a non-executive Director in July 2008 and Deputy Chairman in July 2010. Non-Executive Director of Roc Oil Company Limited since June 2012 and Non-Executive Director of Transpacific Industries Group Ltd since March 2013.
Independent non-executive Chairman of Clough Limited May 2006 – October 2010. Non-executive Deputy Chairman of Arc Energy Ltd until May 2007 (appointed as non-executive director in August 2003). Chairman of the Ministry of Defence Project Governance Board – Land Systems Division (Army) 2003 – February 2009. Former President and General Manager of BP Developments Australia Ltd with over 25 years of extensive international experience with BP. Former Vice-Chairman and Council member of the Australian Petroleum Production and Exploration Association (APPEA).
Gregory John Walton Martin
B.Ec, LLB, FAIM, MAICD
Age 53. Independent non-executive Director since 29 October 2009. Chairman of the People and Remuneration Committee of the Board and member of the Environment, Health, Safety and Sustainability Committee of the Board.
Non-executive Director of a number of listed and unlisted companies including Energy Developments Limited from May 2006, Iluka Resources Limited from January 2013 and Australian Energy Market Operator Limited from July 2009. Chairman and Joint Managing Partner of Prostar Capital Pte Ltd since July 2012 and independent non-executive Chairman of Sydney Desalination Plant Pty Ltd from December 2012.
Previous Deputy Chairman of the Australian Gas Association and inaugural Chairman of the Energy Supply Association of Australia between 2004 and 2006. Past member of the Business Council of Australia and Committee for the Economic Development of Australia. Formerly Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of AGL, Chief Executive Infrastructure at Challenger Financial Services Group and Managing Director of Murchison Metals Limited from July 2011 to November 2012.
Jane Sharman Hemstritch
BSc, FCA, FAICD
Age 59. Independent non-executive director since 16 February 2010. Member of the People and Remuneration Committee of the Board and the Audit Committee of the Board.
Broad experience in the oil and gas, telecommunications, government, financial services and manufacturing sectors. Spent 25 years of her career with Accenture and Andersen Consulting. Formerly Accenture’s Managing Director Resources Operating Group Asia Pacific, and before that, Country Managing Director Australia.
Non-executive director of the Commonwealth Bank of Australia since October 2006, Lend Lease Group since September 2011 and Tabcorp Holdings Ltd since November 2008. Deputy Chairman of The Global Foundation November 2009 to November 2012. Chairman of Victorian Opera since February 2013 having formerly been non-executive director since 2010.
A member of the Research and Policy Council of the Committee for Economic Development of Australia and the Council of the National Library of Australia. A Fellow of the Institutes of Chartered Accountants in Australia and in England and Wales, a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and a member of Chief Executive Women Inc.
B Eng (Hons) Mech Eng
Age 57. Independent non-executive Director since 22 October 2012.
More than 30 years’ experience in the global oil and gas industry, having spent 25 years with Schlumberger Limited including as President of Network and Infrastructure Solutions division in London, President of Asia, and Vice President and General Manager of China. Previously held managerial and staff positions in Asia, Middle East and Europe.
Chairman of MEC Resources Ltd since October 2006, Advent Energy Ltd since November 2007 and NetGain Systems Pte Ltd (Singapore) since 2005. Appointed as non-executive director of Stora Enso Oyj (Finland) in April 2012. Also a non-executive director of BPH Energy Ltd since November 2007, KS Distribution Pte Ltd (Singapore) since September 2010 and THISS Technologies Pte Ltd (Singapore) since 2005.
Previously an Operating Partner of Baird Capital Partners Asia, based in China, from 2007 to June 2012, and non-executive director of Xaloy Holding Inc in the US from 2006 to 2008.