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Kevin Gallagher


BEng (Mechanical) Hons, FEIAust

Mr Gallagher joined Santos as Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer on 1 February 2016, bringing more than 25 years’ international experience in oil and gas operations. Mr Gallagher is a member of the Environment, Health, Safety and Sustainability Committee and is also a Director of Santos Finance Limited. In 2019, he was elected Chairman of the Board of the Australian Petroleum Production & Exploration Association (APPEA).

Mr Gallagher commenced his career as a drilling engineer with Mobil North Sea, before joining Woodside in Australia in 1998. At Woodside, Mr Gallagher led the drilling organisation through rapid growth, delivering several Australian and international development projects and exploration campaigns, before leading the Australian oil business. Then, as CEO of the North West Shelf Venture, he was responsible for production from Australia’s first-ever LNG project, which underpinned a new domestic gas market, fuelling the mining sector and other industries in Western Australia.

In 2011 Mr Gallagher joined ASX listed Clough Limited as CEO and Managing Director where, over four years, he transformed the business and delivered record financial results. He oversaw the development of innovative programs to improve safety and drive productivity and executed an international expansion strategy. Following the successful turnaround at Clough, Mr Gallagher led the eventual sale of Clough Limited to their major shareholder Murray and Roberts.

Since joining Santos Mr Gallagher has restructured the company and implemented the Transform Build and Grow strategy focussed on five core asset hubs, significantly reduced costs and instituted a disciplined operating model, strengthened the balance sheet and improved production. Under Mr Gallagher’s leadership, Santos is now focussed on a long-life portfolio of natural gas assets with some exciting oil and liquids opportunities and is progressing a world-leading carbon capture and storage project in the Cooper Basin that can be an enabler for a transition to a future hydrogen business. The company is well positioned to deliver significant growth and sustainable returns to shareholders throughout the commodity price cycle.

David Banks



David joined Santos in 2018 and is Santos’ Chief Technical & Marketing Officer. Mr Banks previously led the Onshore Operating Division as Executive Vice President Onshore Oil and Gas.

David has 30 years of international and domestic experience in the oil and gas industry. He started his career with Schlumberger in South-East Asia before joining BHP in Australia in 1994. Whilst at BHP, David’s roles included operational, technical and functional leadership roles including General Manager Shale Oil, Vice President HSE, Vice President Shale Drilling and Completion and Bass Strait Asset Manager. Beyond business and function leadership, David led BHP’s Petroleum Transformation and was Integration Manager for US shale assets.

Brett Darley


BEng (Civil), FIEAust Eng Exec

Brett joined Santos in December 2018. Mr Darley previously led the Offshore Operating Division as Executive Vice President Offshore Oil and Gas.

He has 30 years of experience in the upstream oil and gas industry, both in Australia and overseas, with technical, operational, commercial and management experience across varied assets, onshore and offshore. Before moving to Santos, Brett held senior leadership roles including Chief Executive Officer of Quadrant Energy, Managing Director and Region Vice President for Apache Energy Limited, Vice President of Drilling and Completions at Woodside and Drilling Manager at Santos.

Brett holds a Bachelor of Civil Engineering degree from the University of Queensland and is a Chartered Engineer. He is a current member of the Curtin Business School Advisory Council and an elected member of the General Council of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of WA.

Beverley East


BA English, GDip Employee Relations, GAICD

Beverley joined Santos in September 2020 as Head of Government Affairs. She began her career as a journalist in print media and also went on to work in radio. Bev then worked in state and federal politics before joining Woodside Energy Ltd where she spent nearly 10 years. While there she led corporate affairs and government relations activities including during construction of Pluto LNG and as General Manager of Community was responsible for all stakeholder engagement activities across projects and operating assets as well as sustainability reporting and community development funding.

Prior to joining Santos, Bev was CEO of St John of God Health Care’s Social Outreach Services providing community-based mental health and support services in WA, Victoria and NSW.

She has served on not-for-profit boards including as Deputy Chair of Volunteering WA and Chair of Barking Gecko Theatre in WA. She is an alumni of Leadership WA.

Jodie Hatherly



Jodie joined Santos in 2019. She is responsible for Environment, Social Responsibility and Governance. She is also the General Counsel and Company Secretary of the Santos Group, overseeing the Company’s Legal, Company Secretariat and Risk functions.

Jodie joined Santos from INPEX Australia, where she was General Counsel and General Manager Legal for the Ichthys LNG project and INPEX’s Australia business. Jodie brings to the table a demonstrated history of delivering some of the biggest projects in the oil and gas industry.

Jodie commenced her career in the legal private sector, working in the UK and Australia, before taking on senior in-house roles in the oil and gas industry. Jodie has served on the advisory board of the Curtin University Law School as well as Muscular Dystrophy WA. Jodie was recognised on The Legal 500 GC Powerlist Australia in 2018.

Angus Jaffray


BA (Hons) Geography, MBA

Angus joined Santos in 2016, and was appointed Group Executive Transformation, Integration and Corporate Projects in May 2021.

He previously held the roles of Executive Vice President Strategy, Business Development and Technology, Executive Vice President Organisational Integration and Executive Vice President People and Sustainability.

Angus has over 25 years of leadership and consulting experience as a Director of Azure Consulting, a Partner at The Boston Consulting Group and a Supply Chain Manager with the global packaging group Crown Cork and Seal.

At Azure Consulting, Angus supported companies in developing strategy and driving organisational change. At BCG, Angus set up the Perth office, led the Australian Operations practice and was a core member of both the Mining and Metals practice and the Energy Practice. He served clients in Australia, New Zealand, Asia, Europe and North America building strong capabilities in strategy, operational efficiency and running transformation programs. As a Supply Chain Manager, Angus was accountable for procurement, planning, logistics and product delivery.

Anthea McKinnell


BComm Accounting and Taxation, FCA, GAICD

Anthea joined Santos in 2019 as Deputy Chief Financial Officer, before commencing in the Chief Financial Officer role in 2022.

With more than 15 years’ experience in the oil and gas industry, Anthea held several senior executive roles at Woodside Energy including SVP Finance and Treasury, VP Global Operations Planning and Performance, and Acting CFO prior to commencing with Santos.

As Santos’ Deputy Chief Financial Officer, Anthea led the successful US$1 billion US144A bond transaction and played a key role in the integration of the ConocoPhillips asset purchase. As CFO, Anthea has oversight of finance, tax, treasury, planning, investor relations and IT functions within Santos.

She is a Fellow of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand, holds a Master of International Tax from the University of Melbourne and a Bachelor of Commerce from Curtin University.

Anthony Neilson


B.Comm, MBA, FFin, FCA

Anthony joined Santos in 2016 and was appointed Chief Commercial Officer in January 2022. Anthony previously held the role of Chief Financial Officer, with responsibility for the finance, tax, treasury, strategy, business development, commercial, investor relations and IT functions. He brings over 25 years of experience in chartered accounting, banking and corporate financial roles including over 15 years’ experience in the upstream and downstream oil and gas industry.

Prior to joining Santos, Anthony was CEO of Roc Oil Company Ltd (ROC), which was acquired in 2014 by Hong Kong-listed investor Fosun International Limited. Previously, Anthony was Chief Financial Officer of ROC (ASX listed) and has held commercial, finance and business services roles at Caltex Australia, Credit Suisse First Boston (London) and Arthur Andersen (Sydney).

Anthony holds a Masters of Business Administration from AGSM and is a Fellow of the Financial Services Institute of Australasia and a Fellow of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand.

Jane Norman


BSc, BEng (Chemical) Hons, GAICD

Jane joined Santos in 2005 and has responsibility for developing Santos’ corporate strategy and leading business development. Jane has previously led roles in Santos’ Strategy and Planning and Gas Commercialisation functions, where she had responsibility for the Company’s economics analysis and market analysis for Oil, LNG and Domestic Gas.

Jane has over 25 years’ experience in the international oil and gas industry, starting her career as Process Engineer in the North Sea with Shell International Exploration and Production. Jane held various technical and commercial roles with Shell UK, based in both Aberdeen and London. She subsequently worked in various corporate finance and equity capital market roles in the City of London with Cazenove & Co (now JP Morgan Cazenove) and Goldman Sachs, where she specialised in the oil and gas sector.

Tracey Winters


BSc (Australian Environmental Studies)

Tracey joined Santos in 2017 and is responsible for government engagement and strategic communications.

Tracey joined Santos with 30 years of experience in the oil and gas industry, in diverse roles including government and regulatory affairs, media and communications, environment, land access, project commercialisation, construction and asset management. Tracey held a senior role in federal resources and energy policy and politics for seven years and over more than a decade built and ran a successful government approvals and environmental management consultancy serving some of Australia’s biggest resources companies and delivering major project approvals for some of the nation’s biggest gas and pipeline projects. From 2011 to 2016, Tracey drove the environmental approvals and land access processes to deliver the QCLNG project.

Prior to joining Santos, Tracey was an adviser to Caltex on public affairs and strategic issues management, in particular wage underpayment by franchisees.

Brett Woods


BSc (Hons) Geology and Geophysics

Brett joined Santos in February 2013 and is accountable for the Midstream Infrastructure and Clean Fuels Division. His remit includes overseeing Santos’ midstream gas processing facilities at Moomba, Port Bonython, Varanus Island, Devil Creek and Darwin LNG, our Energy Solutions capabilities and Carbon Capture and Storage project.

At Santos, Brett has previously held senior leadership roles as Executive Vice President Developments, Executive Vice President Onshore Upstream, and Vice President, Eastern Australia. Other roles Brett has held within Santos have included responsibilities for exploration in Western Australia and the Northern Territory, and leading the Western Australian offshore operations including development of Fletcher Finucane, Darwin LNG and the domestic gas business.

Brett has over 25 years of oil and gas industry experience including senior management, technical and business development roles at Woodside Energy and as CEO and Managing Director of Rialto Energy. He has a track record of delivering projects and efficient E&P operations and has both domestic and international experience. Brett is a graduate of the Harvard Business School Advanced Management Program.