APPEA appoints new Chief Executive

The Australian Petroleum Production & Exploration Association (APPEA) has named its replacement for outgoing Chief Executive Dr Malcolm Roberts.

On 5 February, APPEA Chairman Zoe Yujnovich announced the appointment of Andrew McConville as the association’s new Chief Executive.

Dr Roberts resigned as Chief Executive in November after occupying the role since June 2015.

Dr Malcolm Roberts.

Mr McConville has extensive international experience in advocacy, policy and issues management, and most recently worked in Switzerland as Global Head of External Affairs and Communications for Syngenta.

He is also a former policy adviser to the Victorian Government.

“The APPEA Board has chosen an outstanding candidate with a great advocacy, policy and issues management background,” said Ms Yujnovich.

“If the oil and gas industry is to continue to play a critical role in supplying Australian and export customers with energy while supporting the economy through the energy transition, we require strong and pragmatic leadership.

“The board is in full agreement that the calibre of Andrew’s skills, leadership and experience are an excellent fit to help us successfully navigate the current challenges.”

Ms Yujnovich also thanked Dr Roberts for his support and strong advocacy on key policy issues during his time at APPEA.

Mr McConville, who will commence in the position in March, said he was excited to take up the role.

“I look forward to working with APPEA’s Board, members and key stakeholders to ensure a growing and internationally competitive Australian oil and gas industry that is vital to both national and international economies,” he said.

For more information visit the APPEA website.

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