Chief Corporate Services Officer

Nathan Childs
B. Chem. Eng. (Hons).

Nathan has over 25 years of experience in the oil and gas industry, having held line, technical, engineering and executive management roles.

Before Nathan joined Cooper Energy in October 2019 as Head of Engineering and Planning, he was Santos's Vice President of Production Midstream. He worked through several roles at Santos across plant and process operations; engineering; production optimisation; asset management; commercial business development; integrity, and reliability.

While working for Santos, Nathan made several strategic changes, including lowering operating costs, improving asset performance, increasing production, delivering $50m of transformation initiatives to improve free cash flow and implementing Operations Discipline.

Nathan began his career with Rio Tinto in research and technology development. He later worked at ExxonMobil's refining and supply business after graduating with first-class honours from Adelaide University with a Bachelor of Engineering- Chemical.