October 1, 2021

Announcement: Call for Nominations to the Board of the Australian Petroleum Production & Exploration Association (APPEA)

Pursuant to APPEA’s Constitution, Directors are required to retire every two years on a rotational basis and may stand for re-election at that time. In addition, Directors must also retire and may stand for re-election if they were appointed to fill a casual vacancy during the year.

This year, nine (9) vacancies have arisen from the 16-member Board. These vacancies will be filled by nomination and by election if required, with the results to be announced at the APPEA Annual General Meeting on 18 November 2021.

Retiring Directors are:

  1. Frank Calabria, Origin Energy (retiring due to rotation)
  2. Ian Davies, Senex (retiring due to rotation)
  3. Kevin Gallagher, Santos (retiring due to rotation)
  4. Shiva McMahon, BHP (retiring due to casual vacancy)
  5. Anthony Nunan, Shell Australia (retiring due to rotation)
  6. Meg O’Neill, Woodside Energy (retiring due to rotation)
  7. Dylan Pugh, ExxonMobil Australia (retiring due to casual vacancy)
  8. Eric Streitberg, Buru Energy – (retiring)
  9. Casual vacancy created by the retirement of Moto Desaki

Nominations are therefore called to fill the nine (9) vacancies on the APPEA Board. If the number of nominations is more than the number of vacancies to be filled, an election by ballot of all Full Members must take place. Voting closes at 12 midday AEDT on 16 November 2021.

Any Full Member company may nominate a candidate for election. The nomination of any person for election to the Board must be in writing and signed by a Full Member and the candidate. Nominations must be received by the Company Secretary by 12 midday AEDT on 4 November 2021, either by email to shart@appea.com.au, or by mail.

The role of the APPEA Board is to operate at the highest level of policy and to set and steer the overall strategic direction of the Association.

Nominees are therefore expected to hold the most senior position within the nominating company and at least be the equivalent of the CEO of the oil and gas exploration and production business in cases where the company concerned has multiple businesses.

Your attention is drawn to Article 6.8(b) of the Constitution that states that “a Full Member is entitled to exercise a right to vote at a general meeting only if all monies payable by the Full Member to the Company have been paid”.

For further information on what is involved in being a Director, please contact Andrew McConville on mobile 0457 363 936 or Sue Hart, Company Secretary by phone 02 6290 1505, email to shart@appea.com.au, or by mail GPO Box 2201 Canberra ACT 2601.

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