APPEA has about 25 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, Adelaide and Darwin.


Julie Hood

Director — Events and Member Relations

Rhys Turner

Director — Queensland

Keld Knudsen

Policy Director – Access

Matthew Paull

Policy Director - Queensland

Jason Avery

Events Manager

Verity McGregor

Executive Assistant & Office Coordinator

Canberra (Head Office)

Malcolm Roberts

Chief Executive

Noel Mullen

Deputy Chief Executive

Damian Dwyer

Director — Economics

Cath Sutton

Company Secretary & Director — Support Services

Louise English

Executive Support & Office Administrator

Anne Kelly

Manager Events Administration

Anne Lowe

Finance Officer

Tracey Pinto

Part-time Accountant

Steve Rotherham

Communications Manager

Karan Sharma

Senior Policy Adviser

Georgia Toirkens

Conference Administrator


Matthew Doman

Director — South Australia/Northern Territory


Stedman Ellis

Chief Operating Officer — Western Australia

Kieran Murphy

Director — External Affairs

Maryline Cassou

HSE Data Systems Project Manager

Sandy Main

Administration & Membership Coordinator

Jacqui Middleton

Senior Policy Advisor - HSE

Andrew Taylor

Senior Policy Adviser — WA and Decomissioning

Adam Welch

Senior Policy Adviser — Western Region