The Australian Petroleum Production and Exploration Association (APPEA) has announced the election of Kevin Gallagher as Chairman and Ian Davies as Vice Chairman of the Board, following its November 2019 Annual General Meeting.

Mr Gallagher, Chief Executive of Santos, has joined APPEA’s Board for the first time while Mr Davies, Managing Director of Senex Energy, has previously been an APPEA Board Director.

Outgoing Chair, Zoe Yujnovich, congratulated the new Chairman and Vice-Chairman. Ms Yujnovich, who will start a new role leading Shell’s global conventional oil and gas assets based in the Hague, served two years as Chairman.

“I am delighted about the board’s new leadership appointments. I have no doubt Mr Gallagher and Mr Davies will be highly successful in leading APPEA into the future following the new strategic direction of the association,” Ms Yujnovich said.

Mr Gallagher said he was honoured to be elected as APPEA’s Chair.

“Oil and gas is a vital industry supporting more than 80,000 jobs across the nation, generating $59 billion worth of exports a year – 12.5 per cent of Australia’s export income,” Mr Gallagher said.

Following the AGM election, APPEA’s Directors include:

  • Kevin Gallagher (Chairman), Santos
  • Ian Davies (Vice Chairman), Senex Energy
  • Frank Calabria, Origin Energy
  • Kate Callaghan, Chevron Australia
  • Ernie Delfos, Eni Australia
  • Nathan Fay, ExxonMobil Australia
  • Emil Ismayilov, BP Developments Australia
  • Matt Kay, Beach Energy
  • Bruce Lake, Vermilion Oil and Gas Australia
  • David Maxwell, Cooper Energy
  • Tor McCaul, Comet Ridge
  • Nicholas McKenna, ConocoPhillips Australia
  • Tony Nunan, Shell Australia
  • Meg O’Neill, Woodside Energy
  • Graham Salmond, BHP Petroleum
  • Eric Streitberg, Buru Energy

Charlotte Pordage is Editor of Utility magazine, a position she has held since November 2018. She joined the team as an Associate Editor in October 2017, after sharpening her writing and editing skills across a range of print and digital publications. Charlotte graduated from Royal Holloway, University of London, in 2011 with joint honours in English and Latin. When she's not putting together Australia's only dedicated utility magazine, she can usually be found riding her horse or curled up with a good book.

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