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

Noel Mullen

Deputy Chief Executive

Damian Dwyer

Director — Economics

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

Karan Sharma

Senior Policy Adviser

Georgia Toirkens

Senior Officer - Events


Julie Hood

Director — Events and Member Relations

Keld Knudsen

Policy Director – Exploration and Onshore Environment

Matthew Paull

Policy Director - Queensland

Jason Avery

Events Manager

Kathy Crawford

Executive Assistant and Administration Coordinator (Queensland)


Luke Earnshaw

Senior Policy Adviser EHS

Jason Medd

Director - Environment, Health and Safety

Sandy Main

Administration & Membership Coordinator

Joslyn Hill

HSE Data Systems Project Manager


Matthew Doman

Director — External Affairs


Sarah Browne

Director - Communications

Jessica Hudswell

Deputy Director of Communications

Ann-Maree Andritsakis

Media & Digital Manager

Tess Palmer

Industry Stakeholder Manager

Lachlan Cooke

Manager, Community & Stakeholder

Matthew Steyn

Digital & Research Manager

Emily Ryan

Executive Assistant and Office Administrator