APPEA’s Executive team is based in office locations across Australia.
Acting Chief Executive
Damian is responsible for APPEA's economic, trade, climate and energy markets analysis and policies. His 25-year public policy career includes positions as an economist at another industry association and in the Australian Public Service.
Director Public Affairs
Sarah is responsible for APPEA’s broader community and stakeholder engagement program. Previously a senior advisor to Premiers and Ministers, Sarah most recently worked with a global consultancy specialising in public affairs campaigns.
Director Member Relations & Events
Julie is responsible for ensuring APPEA delivers maximum engagement and information sharing for its members. She also directs the APPEA events team, delivering top-quality oil and gas industry events, in particular the flagship APPEA Conference & Exhibition.
Director Environment, Health and Safety
Jason is responsible for APPEA’s Environment, Health and Safety policy and advocacy. His 20-year career includes senior positions within government petroleum policy and reform, the petroleum industry and advocacy.
Director Policy & Capital Markets
Simon leads APPEA’s commercial and investment policy stream, as well as its ESG program. Simon has over 15 years’ experience with expertise in financial markets, the resources sector, and public policy, regulation and administration.
Director Government Relations
Ashley has 20 years of experience in the public and private sectors, including senior roles in business, industry associations and federal politics. He has worked for senior ministers, shadow ministers and was previously at FCAI.
Director Western Australia and South Australia
Claire joined APPEA from Total E&P Australia where she worked as Asset Manager for Total’s participation in the Ichthys LNG joint venture, and prior to that worked at Shell, as a ministerial advisor in Canberra and as a financial journalist in London.
Matthew is our Queensland State Director and is also responsible for onshore EPBC policy. He has deep experience in oil and gas regulation, over 20 years in experience in public policy, and has held senior positions in the federal government.
Director Northern Territory
Cassy, an Environmental Scientist with more than 20 years' experience in the industry, brings a great deal of regulatory and EIA experience to APPEA. She previously worked with exploration companies in the Beetaloo Basin and operational facilities in the top end of Australia and the North Sea.