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

Siobhan Day is the Assistant Editor of Utility magazine and Pump Industry magazine, and has been part of the team since early 2019. With a background in management in the non-profit sector, Siobhan has extensive experience in communications, professional writing and client management. She holds a Bachelor of Business and Communications and is currently completing a postgraduate degree.

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