Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer
- CD3: HOW ARE THE NET-ZERO EMISSIONS TARGETS RESHAPING THE TRAJECTORY FOR ENERGY TRANSITION?
Mr Kevin Gallagher is the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Santos, a role he has held since 2016. He is also the Chairman of the Australian Petroleum Production and Exploration Association.
Kevin commenced his career as a drilling engineer with Mobil North Sea, before joining Woodside in Australia in 1998. In 2011 Kevin joined ASX listed Clough Limited as CEO and Managing Director where, over four years, he transformed the business and delivered record financial results.
Since joining Santos, Mr Gallagher has restructured the company and implemented a “Transform Build Grow” strategy using a disciplined low-cost operating model. Mr Gallagher has successfully led the integration of the Quadrant and ConocoPhillips Australia-West businesses following acquisitions by Santos in 2018 and 2020.
Under Mr Gallagher’s leadership Santos has committed to net-zero emissions by 2040, 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, LNG and carbon capture and storage assets in Australia, Papua New Guinea and Timor-Leste.