Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director
BSc (Hons) Mech Eng, MBA, FIE Aust, FTSE
David Knox was appointed Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director in July 2008.He has over 30 years of experience in the global oil and gas industry, and was Managing Director for BP Developments in Australasia from 2003 to 2007.
He previously held senior positions with BP in the United Kingdom and Pakistan, and management and engineering roles at ARCO and Shell in the United States, Pakistan, the Netherlands, the United
Kingdom and Norway.
David holds a honours degree in Mechanical Engineering from Edinburgh University and a Masters of Business Administration from the University of Strathclyde.
Chief Financial Officer
BEng Hons (Chem), GradDip BusAdmin
Andrew Seaton was appointed Chief Financial Officer in 2010, and is responsible for Santos’ corporate finance, accounting, taxation, treasury, investor relations, risk, audit, insurance, information systems and procurement functions.
Andrew has over 25 years of oil and gas industry experience, encompassing finance, banking, commercial and engineering roles. Prior to joining Santos in 2005, Andrew held senior positions in investment banking with Merrill Lynch and corporate banking with NAB where he worked on a broad range of M&A, equity and debt transactions. His early career included 10 years of operations, engineering design and project management experience.
Vice President Eastern Australia
LLB (Hons), BSc (Hons)
James Baulderstone is responsible for Santos’ activities in Eastern Australia. This includes the exploration, production, development and commercialisation of the company’s oil and gas resources in central Australia, the Gunnedah Basin and offshore Victoria.
James joined Santos in 2007 as General Counsel and Company Secretary after previously holding similar roles at Mayne Group and BlueScope Steel. James has 23 years of extensive legal, commercial and business development experience.
Vice President Strategy and Corporate Development
B. Comm, LLB
Peter Cleary is responsible for Santos’ commercial, strategy and planning, corporate development, and public affairs functions.
Peter joined Santos in September 2010 from BP, where he was the President of North West Shelf Australia LNG, the LNG marketing company for the North West Shelf Venture. During his 24-year career with BP, Peter held senior management positions in Australia, Indonesia, Korea, Hong Kong, Abu Dhabi and the United Kingdom. Peter is currently a member of the Executive Committee of the Australia Japan Business Co-operation Committee.
Chief Human Resources Officer
BEd, PostDipHR, Master Business Ethics
Petrina Coventry is responsible for the company’s organisation and people strategies.
Prior to joining Santos in 2009, Petrina held global leadership roles for The General Electric Company, The Coca Cola Company and Proctor and Gamble. Her industry experience includes energy, oil and gas, financial services and fast-moving consumer goods.
Vice President Queensland
Trevor Brown has end-to-end responsibility for the delivery of optimal gas supply, execution of the upstream project and upstream operations for the GLNG Project.
Trevor joined Santos in 2001 from Unocal, where he was part of an active exploration team working in South-East Asia, the United States and South America. Trevor has more than 27 years’ experience in the oil and gas industry, including 11 years in Indonesia managing onshore and offshore exploration programs.
Vice President Technical and Engineering
BSc Petroleum Engineering (Magna cum Laude)
Diana Hoff is responsible for drilling and completions, major projects, surface engineering, safety and environment. She has 25 years of experience with major and independent
operators in the upstream oil and gas industry, including Chevron, Amoco and Questar.
Diana joined Santos in 2010 as General Manager Drilling and Completions. Her career has included drilling and completions operations, engineering and management, and production management with significant focus on regulatory processes, including environmental approvals, stakeholder engagement and mitigations to lessen impacts to air quality, water quality and surface disturbance.
Vice President Western Australia and Northern Territory
LLB, BEc, GDCL
John Anderson is responsible for Santos’ activities in Western Australia and the Northern Territory, including commercial and finance, business development, exploration, development and operated assets, and has held the Perth-based position since 2009.
John joined Santos in 1996 as Corporate Counsel for the former Queensland Northern Territory Business Unit. John has over 25 years of legal, commercial and business development experience in the oil and gas industry, including 10 years working as a solicitor with Freehills..
Vice President Asia-Pacific
Martyn Eames is responsible for Santos’ activities in the Asia Pacific region, and has been based in Singapore since early 2012. This includes management of Santos’ existing exploration, development and production assets in Indonesia, Papua New Guinea, Vietnam, India, Bangladesh and any future growth.
Martyn joined Santos in December 2004 as Vice President Corporate and People. Before that, he spent more than 25 years with BP working in upstream commercial and management roles in Angola, Canada, Australia, Papua New Guinea, Norway, the United Kingdom and the United States.
Vice President Downstream Santos GLNG
BEng (Hons) Chemical, GradDip Management
Rod Duke is responsible for leading the downstream activities of the Santos GLNG project, including the delivery of the GLNG gas transmission pipeline and the LNG plant and port projects.
Rod has extensive global experience in the LNG industry and joined Santos in February 2013 from Singapore LNG Corporation, where he held the position of Senior Vice President. He has over 28 years of experience in project management, engineering, construction, commissioning, operations, commercial, marketing and business development areas of the upstream natural gas and LNG industry.
LLB (Hons) BCom
Christian Paech advises the Santos Board and management on legal matters affecting the company and its operations. He is responsible for Santos’ legal function, which supports the corporate team and the business units in joint venture agreements, project development, dispute resolution, statutory compliance, mergers and acquisitions, gas sales and production sharing contracts.
Christian has 20 years of legal experience and joined Santos in 2004 after working in national and international firms in Melbourne and London where he focused on large-scale corporate transactions and corporate governance.
BEc, LLB, Ch.Sec
David Lim is accountable to the Board for the effectiveness of corporate governance processes, ensuring adherence to the Board’s principles and procedures and coordinating all Board business, and provides the Santos Board with independent advice and support in relation to these matters.
Prior to joining Santos in 2007, David had over 15 years of experience in commercial legal practice. He is an accredited Chartered Secretary.