Kevin Gallagher

Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer
Santos Ltd

Kevin joined Santos as Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer on 1 February 2016, bringing 25 years’ experience in managing oil and gas operations in Australia, the USA and North and West Africa.

Kevin commenced his career as a drilling engineer with Mobil, before joining Woodside in 1998. During his 13 year tenure with Woodside, Kevin led the drilling organisation through rapid growth while improving safety performance. He also led the Australian Oil Business Unit and was responsible for production on Australia’s largest resource project, the North West Shelf.

Prior to joining Santos, Kevin was the CEO of Clough Limited, where he implemented strategies that transformed the business.  He also led the development of the Major Accident Prevention (MAP) program, which significantly improved safety performance and was recognised with an IFAP Safety Innovation award.

A passionate safety advocate, Kevin is Chair of APPEA Safety Committee and the Santos Environment, Heath, Safety & Sustainability Committee.

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