APPEA elects Yujnovich as board chair

The Australian Petroleum Production & Exploration Association has elected Zoe Yujnovich as its board chair following the organisation’s 2017 annual general meeting in Perth.

The Australian Petroleum Production & Exploration Association has elected Zoe Yujnovich as its board chair following the organisation’s 2017 annual general meeting in Perth.

Yujnovich serves as chair of Shell Australia and has more than 25 years’ experience in the international resources industry.

She is the first woman to be elected as chair of APPEA’s board.

The national lobby group’s new vice-chair is Michael Abbott, who is the senior vice-president, corporate and legal, of Woodside Energy. He has 25 years’ legal experience and 10 years in senior leadership roles in the oil and gas industry.

Yujnovich said the Australian industry must attract both domestic and foreign investment. To do that the industry has to be more cost-competitive in an environment in which the oil price will remain lower for longer.

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