APPEA appoints Roberts as chief executive officer

The Australian Petroleum Production & Exploration Association has appointed Malcolm Roberts as its chief executive officer, following the resignation of David Byers earlier this year to take up a senior role in public policy and government affairs with BHP Billiton.

The Australian Petroleum Production & Exploration Association has appointed Malcolm Roberts as its chief executive officer, following the resignation of David Byers earlier this year to take up a senior role in public policy and government affairs with BHP Billiton.

Roberts is currently chairman of the Queensland Competition Authority. Before that Roberts served as chief-of-staff to Australian Government Minister for Industry Ian Macfarlane and has worked in the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet.

Roberts also has been chief executive officer with the Energy Networks Association and had leadership roles with the National Generators’ Forum, the Australian National Retailers Association, and the Housing Industry Association.

Roberts will take up his APPEA role in mid-June, succeeding acting Chief Executive Officer Paul Fennelly.

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