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APPEA appoints Chief Executive

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Malcolm Roberts has been appointed as Chief Executive of the Australian Petroleum Production & Exploration Association (APPEA).

Dr Roberts join the APPEA in mid-June, following his resignation as the Chairman of the Queensland Competition Authority. He will replace David Byers, who served as APPEA Chief Executive from August 2011 until his resignation in March to take up a senior role in public policy and government affairs with BHP Billiton.

Bruce Lake, Chairman of the APPEA, said: “The Board is extremely pleased that we have been able to attract a candidate of Malcolm’s calibre who brings significant experience in managing industry organisations, as well as a deep understanding of government and of managing challenging issues at a government and community level. He has good support from both major political parties for his intellect, integrity and understanding of the key issues.”

Dr Roberts added: “Our oil and gas sector is a world-class industry with huge potential to deliver even more prosperity for Australia. I am excited by the role APPEA can play to realise this potential.”

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