New South Wales
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Kevin Gallagher, Managing Director & CEO
Australia's Energy Pioneer
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Shangri-La Hotel Sydney
Cambridge Rooms, Level 3
176 Cumberland Street
The Rocks
Category:  Business Briefing
For more than 60 years Santos has been safety and sustainably discovering, developing and delivering natural gas for the people of Australia.

Santos is currently working with government and industry to help provide a solution to the East Coast Gas shortage. The aim is to deliver reliable and affordable energy for Australian families and businesses, while also supporting a thriving LNG industry.

Australia enjoys abundant natural gas resources – we have enough natural gas to power our nation for hundreds of years. Yet most of our gas remains in the ground.

Kevin will speak on the current domestic supply issue and why the long-term solution must be boosting the supply of natural gas by removing restrictions on exploration and development, barriers which have restricted Santos’ ability to deliver more gas to the domestic market. Kevin will also discuss the proposed Australian Domestic Gas Security Mechanism and some of the serious unintended consequences that could arise from this type of market intervention.

While the energy debate rages on, an operational rebuild within Santos is seeing real results.

Since joining Santos as CEO and Managing Director last February, Kevin Gallagher has driven a transformation strategy within the company aimed at building Santos into a low cost, reliable and high performance business that is robust throughout price cycles.

With a strong track record in transforming underperforming operations, Kevin commenced his career as a drilling engineer with Mobil North Sea, before joining Woodside in 1998 where he lead the drilling organisation through rapid growth, delivering several Australian and international development projects and exploration campaigns.

As CEO of the North West Shelf Venture at Woodside Kevin was responsible for production on Australia’s largest resource project.

Kevin joined Clough Limited as CEO and Managing Director in 2011, and during his four year tenure he implemented strategies that transformed the business. He established a strong leadership team, improved cost and operational performance and delivered record financial results. He oversaw the development of innovative programs to improve safety and drive productivity and executed an international expansion strategy through mergers and acquisitions.

Kevin’s restructure at Santos has focused on reducing costs and improving production and financial performance. He has implemented a growth strategy to focus the business on five, core long life natural gas assets, and has strengthened the company’s balance sheet to ensure that Santos continues to produce and deliver gas for Australian homes and businesses.

Kevin attended Harvard Business School, has a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering and is a Fellow of Engineers Australia.
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