APPEA Management & Staff

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.

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 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.


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.

Kieran Murphy

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.


Miranda Taylor

Director — Safety & Environment

Miranda is responsible for advocacy, policy development and collaborative industry projects in environment, safety and operations. She has held high-level health, safety and environment roles in the public sector and in 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.