Santos Limited says that highly respected energy and resources executive, Mr Kevin Gallagher, currently CEO of engineering services group, Clough Limited, has been appointed as the new Managing Director and CEO of Santos.
Mr Gallagher will aim to commence duties with Santos in early 2016, subject to agreement on a release date with Clough.
Santos Executive Chairman, Peter Coates, said he was delighted at the appointment of Mr Gallagher to the Santos CEO role.
'Kevin has nearly 25 years' experience in managing oil and gas operations in Australia, the USA and North and West Africa,' Mr Coates said.
'He is ideally suited to lead Santos as we move from a focus on major strategic developments to delivering strong operational results in a continuing low oil price environment.