Board of Directors
KENNETH ALFRED DEAN BCom (Hons), FCPA, MAICD
JOHN CHARLES ELLICE-FLINT BSc (Hons)
Age 54. Independent non-executive Director since 23 February 2005. Director of Santos Finance Ltd, Chairman of the Audit Committee and member of the Finance Committee. Chief Financial Officer of Alumina Ltd, non-executive Director of Alcoa of Australia Ltd, Alcoa World Alumina LLC and related companies. Fellow of the Australian Society of Certified Practising Accountants and member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. During the last three years, Mr Dean served as a Director of Woodside Petroleum Ltd. Former Chief Executive Officer of Shell Financial Services and member of the La Trobe University Council.
Age 56. Managing Director since 19 December 2000, member of the Safety, Health and Environment Committee of the Board, Director of Santos Finance Ltd and also Chairman of other Santos Ltd subsidiary companies. Thirty-five years’ experience in the international oil and gas industry including twenty- eight years with Unocal, including as Senior Vice President: Global Exploration and Technology and Vice President: Corporate Planning and Economics. Member and Chair of the South Australian Museum Board. Member of APPEA Council and Member of the Energy Governors of the World Economic Forum.
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STEPHEN GERLACH LLB
Age 61. Independent non-executive Director since 5 September 1989 and Chairman since 4 May 2001. Chairman of Santos Finance Ltd and of the Finance Committee and Nomination Committee and member of the Safety, Health and Environment Committee and Remuneration Committee of the Board. Chairman of Futuris Corporation Ltd and Challenger Listed Investments Ltd. Former Managing Partner of the Adelaide legal firm, Finlaysons. A Trustee of the Australian Cancer Research Foundation, Chairman of Foodbank SA and a Director of Foodbank Australia. During the last three years, Mr Gerlach served as a Director of Southcorp Ltd, Boston Pacific Vineyard Management Ltd and Elders Australia Ltd.