APPEA has more than 30 full-time staff working in areas such as policy, events, administration and communications.
Its head office is in Canberra and it also has offices in Perth, Brisbane, Sydney and Darwin.
Dr Roberts was previously Chairman of the Queensland Competition Authority. He has held senior roles at several industry associations and has worked as a ministerial policy adviser and in the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet.
Deputy Chief Executive — Access, Fiscal & Corporate
Noel is responsible for reviewing and providing recommendations on commercial, fiscal and access issues. He was a previously a senior officer in the Department of Primary Industries and Energy’s petroleum taxation division.
Chief Operating Officer — Western Region
Stedman manages APPEA’s WA, South Australia and NT advocacy and policy development. He has held senior government and industry roles in regulation and policy, stakeholder engagement and advocacy for more than 25 years.
Chief Operating Officer — Eastern Region
Paul's extensive career in business and government includes senior executive roles with the Australian Industry Group, Queensland's Department of State Development, Innovation and Trade, and Hastings Funds Management, Westpac.
Director — Economics
Damian is responsible for APPEA's economic, trade, climate and energy markets analysis and policies. His 20-year public policy career includes positions as an economist at another industry association and in the Australian Public Service.
Director — Events
Julie joined APPEA in 2001 after working for several years at the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre. She is responsible for delivering top-quality oil and gas industry events, in particular the APPEA Conference & Exhibition.
Acting Director — External Affairs
Kieran is responsible for APPEA’s external communications, media and government relations and stakeholder engagement. He is a former journalist and a former senior media advisor in government and the resources sector.
Company Secretary & Director — Support Services
Cath heads APPEA’s finance and administrative team. With APPEA since 1994, she was previously Chief Financial Officer at the Real Estate Institute and worked in the print industry.
Director — Safety & Environment
Miranda is responsible for advocacy, policy development and collaborative industry projects in the environment, labour, skills and safety areas. She has held high-level health, safety & environment roles in the public sector and in industry.
Chief Technical Officer
Rick has worked in operations, project management and commercial areas of the oil and gas industry for more than 25 years.