The Chairman of the Australian Petroleum Production & Exploration Association, Bruce Lake informed that Malcolm Roberts has been appointed as APPEA’s Chief Executive.
Roberts will resign as the Chairman of the Queensland Competition Authority to join APPEA in mid-June, the Association said in a statement.
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, according to the statement.
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.