Appea appoints new CEO
Australia’s peak oil and gas body Australian Petroleum Production & Exploration Association (Appea) on May 13 announced the appointment of Samantha McCulloch as the new CEO. McCulloch will join Appea from the International Energy Agency, having led the IEA carbon capture, utilisation and storage unit since 2018.
“For more than 60 years, Appea has amplified the voice of our industry and collaborated with governments and communities to provide energy for a better Australia,” Appea chairperson Ian Davies said. “We are very pleased to welcome Ms McCulloch, as an experienced candidate with an informed view of the critical role our industry continues to play in meeting global energy and climate goals.”
“Now more than ever, energy has a critical role to play. Reliable, cleaner and affordable energy supply is fundamental to all Australians. It is fundamental to keep businesses running. It is fundamental to the economy. It is fundamental to livelihoods and our way of life. And our industry is critical to energy supply both now and into the future,” Davies added.