DOMESTIC gas producer Santos appointed Yasmin Allen to its board as an independent non-executive director in late October.

Santos chairman Ken Borda said the board was delighted with Ms Allen’s appointment.

“Yasmin brings extensive leadership, governance and risk management skills to the Santos board,” he said.

“She has a strong track record as a director of major ASX-listed companies and will make an excellent contribution,” Mr Borda said.

Ms Allen has more than 20 years’ experience in finance and investment banking, including senior roles at Deutsche Bank AG, ANZ and HSBC Group.

Ms Allen is a director of Insurance Australia Group Limited, where she chairs its nomination and remuneration committee and is a member of its audit and risk committee.

She is also a director of Cochlear Limited, chairs its audit committee and is a member of the nomination and remuneration committee.

Until recently Ms Allen was also chair of Macquarie Specialised Asset Management Limited.

She is a national director of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, a member of the George Institute for Global Health Board and a director of the National Portrait Gallery.

Mr Borda said that the Board was delighted with Ms Allen’s appointment.