APPEA has about 30 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, Melbourne, Adelaide and Darwin.

Canberra (Head Office)

Andrew McConville

Chief Executive

Damian Dwyer

Deputy Chief Executive

Cath Sutton

Company Secretary & Director — Support Services

Ashley Wells

Director – Federal Government Relations

Brad Watts

Communications Adviser

Ellen Way

Events Manager

Anne Lowe

Finance Officer

Tracey Pinto

Part-time Accountant

Georgia Toirkens

Events Manager

Alanna Simmons

Office Manager and Chief Executive Support

Karan Sharma

Senior Policy Adviser


Georgy Mayo

Director — Queensland

Julie Hood

Director — Events and Member Relations

Keld Knudsen

Director - Northern Territory, Exploration and Onshore Environment

Matthew Paull

Policy Director - Queensland

Jason Avery

Events Manager

Kathy Crawford

Executive Assistant and Administration Coordinator (Queensland)


Claire Wilkinson

Director — Western Australia

Jason Medd

Director - Environment, Health and Safety

Luke Earnshaw

Senior Policy Adviser EHS

Sandy Main

Administration & Membership Coordinator

Joslyn Hill

HSE Data Systems Project Manager


Matthew Doman

Director — External Affairs


Simon Staples

Director — Commercial

Sarah Browne

Director - Communications

Jessica Hudswell

Deputy Director of Communications

Ann-Maree Andritsakis

Media & Digital Manager

Tess Palmer

Industry Stakeholder Manager

Matthew Steyn

Digital & Research Manager

Emily Ryan

Executive Assistant and Office Administrator