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.
David has spent more than 20 years in the oil and gas industry. He is a former Chief Executive of the Committee for Economic Development of Australia (CEDA), a leading national economic research and policy forum.
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.
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.
Chief Technical Officer
Rick has worked in operations, project management and commercial areas of the oil and gas industry for more than 25 years.
Director — External Affairs
Michael is responsible for APPEA’s external communications, branding, media and government relations, and marketing. He joined APPEA in 2010 after more than a decade working as a journalist, media advisor and political advisor.
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.
Acting Director — Safety, Environment & Skills
Andrew is responsible for advocacy, policy development and collaborative industry projects in the environment, labour, skills and safety areas. He has held high-level health, safety & environment roles in the oil and gas industry.