Australian LNG player, Santos named the current chief of engineering company Clough, Kevin Gallagher, as the new managing director and CEO of the company.
Gallagher is set to join Santos in early 2016, subject to agreement on a release date with Clough, according to a Santos statement issued on Monday.
Santos Executive Chairman, Peter Coates will continue in his executive chair role taking full responsibility to the board for the company’s operations until Gallagher commences his duties.
Current managing director and CEO, David Knox, has agreed with the company’s board that he will step down as managing director and CEO and will work with Coates to set up a “smooth” transition to Gallagher.
Ken Dean will continue his role as senior independent director, while Coates remains in his current role as executive chairman.
LNG World News Staff; Image: Santos