Original article by Simon Evans
The Australian Financial Review – Page: 13 & 16 : 24-Oct-17
Keith Spence will join the board of oil and gas company Santos on 1 January 2018, and he will replace Peter Coates as chairman in the following month. Spence was chairman of Clough from 2008 to 2013, when he worked with current Santos CEO Kevin Gallagher, who was MD of the engineering firm from 2011 to 2016. Spence will step down from the board of Oil Search to take up his new role. Fund managers have welcomed his appointment, seeing it as hopefully marking the end of a period when Santos was regarded as having bad managment and a poor culture.
SANTOS LIMITED – ASX STO, CLOUGH LIMITED, OIL SEARCH LIMITED – ASX OSH, ARGO INVESTMENTS LIMITED – ASX ARG, WILSON ASSET MANAGEMENT (INTERNATIONAL) PTY LTD, WOODSIDE PETROLEUM LIMITED – ASX WPL, SHELL COMPANY OF AUSTRALIA LIMITED, ENN GROUP, HONY CAPITAL