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Santos announces executive appointment

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Santos has announced that Philip Byrne has been appointed Executive Vice President Marketing and Trading.

He will commence on 14 August 2017, and will be a member of the Santos Executive Committee. As part of his role, he will be responsible for the company’s new Marketing and Trading Division.

Byrne, who has 14 years’ experience at BG Group in senior commercial and exploration leadership roles, including in the UK, Europe and India, will replace Executive Vice President John Anderson, who has decided to retire from the company in order to pursue other interests. Byrne also spent seven years with BHP Petroleum, including as President Gas Marketing Asia/Australia and President, North West Shelf Australia LNG. He previously served as Managing Director and CEO of Nido Petroleum where he successfully negotiated with Bangchak Petroleum – a Thai refining company – who acquired the majority of Nido’s share capital.

Kevin Gallagher, the Managing Director and CEO of Santos, said: “I would like to recognise John’s strong contribution and commitment to the business over many years and I wish him well for the next phase of his career.

“John has worked diligently and passionately at a senior executive level for many years and has most recently laid the foundations for our Marketing and Trading Division.

“As a globally experienced oil and gas executive who has held senior commercial and marketing roles, Mr Byrne is a strong addition to the Santos Executive Committee.

“I am confident he will help us deliver on our commitment to transform, build and grow the business.”

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