Mr James Baulderstone has joined Santos to take up the position of General Counsel and Company Secretary.
Mr Baulderstone, 40, is a lawyer with extensive global legal and commercial experience in the resources, manufacturing and pharmaceutical sectors. He has worked both as a private practitioner and in corporate roles for ASX Top 50 Companies, principally in the areas of business development, mergers and acquisitions, and competition law.
Prior to joining Santos he has held a number of senior legal roles including Corporate Counsel with BlueScope Steel Limited and Chief Legal Officer with Mayne Group Limited.
Mr Baulderstone holds Honours Degrees in both Science and Law. He is also currently undertaking an MBA at the Australian Graduate School of Management in Sydney.
“We are very pleased to secure someone of Mr Baulderstone’s calibre for this important executive role. His legal skills, coupled with extensive business experience, will be invaluable as Santos continues to expand both domestically and internationally,” said Mr John Ellice-Flint, Santos Managing Director.