Sarah Bairstow

Sarah Bairstow

Chief Executive Officer, Mexico Pacific

Sarah Bairstow holds significant international LNG and energy leadership experience, including unique ‘concept to operations’ LNG project development experience across Asia Pacific and North American LNG projects. As Chief Executive Officer of Mexico Pacific, Sarah is responsible for the development, and execution of the US$15 billion Saguaro Energia LNG facility and supporting Sierra Madre pipeline, growth projects and corporate enterprise activities.

Sarah joined Mexico Pacific in January 2019 as a founding Executive Team member, upon which she developed the Company and Saguaro Energia LNG’s development strategy working with gas and LNG markets, EPCs, governments, and capital markets to secure the requisite project support and development capital to move the project from an initial concept into full-scale development and execution. The project will soon represent the largest foreign direct investment into Mexico to date.

Prior to joining Mexico Pacific, Sarah was on the Executive Team of the $18.5bn Gladstone LNG Project in the capacity of Head of Strategic Projects. Sarah played an instrumental role throughout the project, from initial concept through to operations over the span of a decade, delivering the corporate development strategy, project structure and permitting for the project prior to securing the long-term LNG sale and purchase agreements required to underpin financing and a financial investment decision (FID) on behalf of project partners Santos, KOGAS, PETRONAS and Total. Following FID, Sarah went on to build and run the commercial LNG desk with leading roles across the development and build out of permitting, EIS, joint ventures, gas markets, upstream E&P, pipeline, LNG terminal, port infrastructure and services, LNG marketing and trading, shipping, enterprise operational readiness, and LNG operations.

Earlier in her career, Sarah was an energy projects lawyer with Ashurst, working across multiple LNG and large-scale resources, renewables and energy projects, mergers and acquisitions, shipping, and financings.

Sarah holds a Bachelor of Laws (Hons) and a Bachelor of International Business from Griffith University. She is a regular plenary speaker at keynote energy industry conferences, was appointed Executive Chair of the 2024 global Gastech conference and has been widely recognized across the industry as a judge and award recipient including the LNG industry’s Power Play judging panel sponsored by ExxonMobil.

She will be attending the 2024 North America Energy Capital Assembly this October in Houston as our speaker. 

About Mexico Pacific

Mexico Pacific’s anchor project, the Saguaro Energia LNG Facility, is a 3 train, 15 mtpa West Coast North American LNG export facility located in Puerto Libertad, Sonora, Mexico. The Saguaro Energia LNG Facility achieves significant cost and logistical advantages, including the lowest landed price of North American LNG into Asia, leveraging low-cost natural gas sourced from the nearby Permian Basin, and providing a significantly shorter shipping route that avoids Panama Canal transit for Asian markets.

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