APPEA Management & Staff

APPEA has about 25 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 and Darwin.

Senior Management

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Malcolm Roberts

Chief Executive

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.


Noel Mullen

Deputy Chief Executive

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.


Stedman Ellis

Chief Operating Officer — Western Australia

Stedman leads APPEA’s WA onshore and offshore policy, regulation and advocacy work. He has a senior role in APPEA’s national work on stakeholder engagement and access to resources and has held senior government and industry positions.

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Matthew Doman

Director — South Australia/Northern Territory

Matt is a former journalist and press secretary to federal Cabinet Ministers. He has also held senior corporate affairs roles at Santos and has worked closely with industry, government and regional communities in South Australia and the NT.


Damian Dwyer

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.

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Julie Hood

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.

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Chris Lamont

Director — Government Relations, Eastern Australia

Chris leads APPEA's engagement and advocacy in eastern Australia. He has broad experience in industry associations, government and business, and has developed several significant Commonwealth housing and infrastructure initiatives.

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Kieran Murphy

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.


Cath Sutton

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.


Rick Wilkinson

Chief Technical Officer

Rick has worked in operations, project management and commercial areas of the oil and gas industry for more than 25 years.