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Kevin Gallagher (56)

On 1 February 2016, Kevin Gallagher joined Santos as Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, bringing more than 25 years of worldwide expertise in the industry of oil and gas.

Mr Gallagher has led considerable change and development at Santos since joining the firm, establishing a competitive edge in the energy transition. Santos is currently Australia’s second-largest independent natural gas and liquids producer under his leadership.

To support the company’s vision, Kevin Gallagher created a strict low-cost operating model and improved the balance sheet, resulting in a strong cash-generative firm that has delivered a streak of record results. This has catapulted Santos into the top-20 ASX ranking and the top 20 oil and gas businesses in the world.

Kevin Gallagher is looking ahead, preparing Santos to capitalise on natural gas’s vital role in ensuring energy security through the energy transition to net-zero emissions. Santos has completed the world’s first booking of carbon storage reserves and made a final investment decision on one of the world’s largest CCS projects in South Australia’s Cooper Basin under Mr Gallagher’s guidance.

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CEO of Santos

Net Worth: Unknown