Malcolm Roberts - APPEA’s Chief Executive
The Chairman of the Australian Petroleum Production & Exploration Association, Bruce Lake, is pleased to announce the appointment of Malcolm Roberts as APPEA’s Chief Executive.
The appointment is the result of an extensive search by the APPEA Board, which resulted in a very strong field of candidates.
Dr Roberts will resign as the Chairman of the Queensland Competition Authority to join APPEA in mid-June. He has considerable experience in industry associations, having held leadership roles with the Energy Networks Association, The National Generators’ Forum, the Australian National Retailers Association and the Housing Industry Association.
Dr Roberts has also worked in government as a policy adviser to ministers and in the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet. He was an adviser and then chief of staff to Ian Macfarlane in 2001-04 and 2006-07.
He replaces 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.