Ms. Bairstow has over 20 years of international LNG and energy leadership experience, including unique end-to-end commercial LNG project development experience, having successfully marketed and delivered LNG projects from concept through to operations.
As President and Chief Commercial Officer of Mexico Pacific, Ms. Bairstow is responsible for the execution and delivery of the 14.1 MTPA Mexico Pacific export project located at Puerto Libertad, focusing on company strategy, commercialization of gas and LNG markets, pipeline transportation, business development and growth projects.
Prior to joining Mexico Pacific in 2019, Ms. Bairstow was head of LNG Marketing for the 7.8 MTPA, $18.5bn Gladstone LNG Project, where she secured the long-term SPAs before building and running the commercial LNG desk for close to a decade on behalf of project partners Santos, KOGAS, PETRONAS and Total. Sarah played an instrumental role throughout the project, from concept through to operations, with direct involvement across the build-out of permitting, joint ventures, gas and LNG markets, pipeline and terminal development, port development, shipping, FID execution, operational readiness and operations.
In her earlier career, she was an energy projects lawyer with Ashurst advising on gas, LNG, coal, power, CCS and uranium mega project development and M&A transactions.
Ms. Bairstow holds a Bachelor of Laws (Hons) and a Bachelor of International Business from Griffith University. She is a regular plenary speaker at keynote industry conferences and has been widely recognized across the industry through the following nominations and awards:
ExxonMobil Power Play ‘Rainmaker Award’- Finalist, Managing Director’s Award, Resources Award for Women- Overall Award Nomination, and Queensland Emergent Woman Lawyer of the Year Award- Finalist.