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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 of 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 a rapid growth phase, 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.

Since joining Santos Mr Gallagher has restructured the company and implemented a “Transform Build Grow” strategy using a disciplined low-cost operating model. Under Mr Gallagher’s leadership Santos has significantly strengthened its balance sheet, improved production and financial performance, and is now positioned on a sustainable growth trajectory around a portfolio of long-life natural gas and LNG assets in Australia, Papua New Guinea and Timor-Leste.

David Banks



David joined Santos in 2018 and is Santos’ Chief Operating Officer.

David has over 25 years international and domestic experience in the upstream oil and gas industry. He started his career with Schlumberger in Southeast 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 & 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), SPE

Brett joined Santos in December 2018. He has more than 28 years’ 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 & Completions at Woodside Energy 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, an elected member of the General Council of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of WA, and a member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE).

Jodie Hatherly



Jodie joined Santos in 2019. She is the General Counsel and Company Secretary of the Santos Group and is responsible for Legal, Company Secretariat, Risk, Governance and, Corporate EH&S across the business. Jodie joined Santos from INPEX Australia, where she was General Counsel & 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 & gas industry.

Jodie commenced her career in the legal private sector before taking on senior in-house roles in the oil and gas industry. Jodie also serves 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 Executive Vice President People & Sustainability in February 2019, with responsibility for human resources, remuneration and performance, organisational and learning development, sustainability, and organisational integration.

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

Angus has over 20 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 & 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.

Anthony Neilson


B.Comm, MBA, FFin, FCA

Anthony joined Santos as Chief Financial Officer in 2016, and is responsible for the finance, tax, treasury, strategy, business development, investor relations and IT functions. He brings over 20 years’ experience in chartered accounting, banking and corporate financial roles including 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 leading the CEO Office and development of Santos’ corporate strategy. Jane has previously led roles in Santos’ Strategy & 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 & 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.

Rob Simpson


BEng (Mech)

Rob joined Santos in 1996 and is responsible for Santos’ onshore oil and gas business.

Rob has over 34 years experience in the Australian oil and gas industry, both in Australia and overseas, with operational, commercial, technical and management experience across varied assets both onshore and offshore including previous roles on the North West Shelf LNG and the Shell Geelong Refinery.

Rob has previously held senior leadership roles with Santos including Vice President Queensland, Director of Developments and General Manager of Operations.  Rob has had a diverse career with Santos including operation and development of its then Indonesian assets and with over 15 years association with CSG.

Rob holds a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering from the University of Queensland, is a chartered engineer and a member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers.

Petter Undem


MSc (PE), MBA (High Hons)

Petter joined Santos in August 2019 and has responsibility for the marketing and trading of all Santos gas, LNG and Liquid hydrocarbon products as well as the commercial and procurement functions.

Petter has over 32 years’ experience in the oil and gas industry both overseas and Australia and joined Santos from Total, Paris, where he held the position of Deputy Vice President New Ventures E&P. Petter commenced his career as a Petroleum Engineer with Total and held engineering and management positions in both Exploration and Production. From 2009 to 2011 Petter was Business Development Director of Total E&P UK before joining Total Austral in Argentina in the same position, where he was responsible for technical studies for new development projects, corporate planning and strategy, new business ventures, joint venture partners, commercial sales and commercial gas strategy. From 2015-2018 Petter was Managing Director (Country Chair) for Total E&P Australia.

Petter has a Master of Science in Petroleum Engineering from the Norwegian Institute of Technology and a Master of Business Administration in General Administration and Finance from the Booth School of Business, University of Chicago, USA.

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 Low Carbon Division. His remit includes overseeing Santos’ midstream gas processing facilities at Moomba, Port Bonython and Darwin LNG, our Energy Solutions capabilities and Carbon Capture and Storage project, as well as accountability for Santos’ Joint Venture in PNG LNG.

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.