Gas exploration company Santos (ASX:STO) has announced that its chairman Stephen Gerlach has stepped down from the board ahead of schedule.
Gerlach had been scheduled to retire from the board on December 31, but is now leaving effective immediately.
Gerlach has served as Chairman for eight years, and as a director of Santos for 20 years, the company said.
He has been replaced by former deputy chairman Peter Coates.
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