Hugh Banister | Straight Talk

Hugh Banister

Chief Information Officer

Professional Background: Hugh Banister is responsible for IT operations and ensuring that Santos’s information systems support the business’s strategic direction and ambitious growth plans. He has been responsible for the strategic implementation of the systems that support the multi-billion dollar Gladstone Liquid Natural Gas (GLNG) project in Queensland, which converts coal seam gas into liquid natural gas. Before joining Santos in 2008, he worked in operational and strategic roles in the U.K. for oil and gas exploration and production companies, both multinational firms such as Chevron and smaller operators such as Premier Oil. In 2013, he was named the iAwards South Australia CIO of the Year.

Education: B.Sc., Mining Geology and Computing Science, University of Leicester; M.Sc., Marine Geology & Geophysics, Distinction, Imperial College London and University College London.

Personal Passions: Keeping mind and body healthy. When not working, I’m often on my bicycle or in a swimming pool.

Adelaide, Australia