01 Dec 2014

The Board of the Australian Petroleum Production & Exploration Association (APPEA) is pleased to announce the election of Mr Bruce Lake as Chairman and Mr Warren Ford as Vice Chairman, following APPEA’s Annual General Meeting on Thursday 27 November.

Bruce Lake is Managing Director of Vermilion Oil and Gas Australia Pty Ltd.  He succeeds Mr Rob Cole as Chairman, who resigned from the position following the announcement of his forthcoming appointment as Managing Director of Beach Energy.

Bruce has been a long-term Director on the APPEA Board, and is acknowledged as an industry leader in health, safety and operations.  Warren Ford continues as APPEA’s Deputy Chairman.

Following the APPEA Board election, Board Directors are as follows:


Bruce Lake (Chairman) Vermilion Oil and Gas Australia Pty Ltd
Robin Antrobus ConocoPhillips Australia Pty Ltd
Peter Cleary Santos Limited
Rob Cole Woodside Energy Ltd
Ernie Delfos eni Australia Ltd
Gerry Flaherty Chevron Australia Pty Ltd
Warren Ford Apache Energy Limited
Doug Handyside BHP Billiton Petroleum Australia
Philip Home BP Developments Australia Pty Ltd
Seiya Ito INPEX
Grant King Origin Energy Limited
David Mendelson Total E&P Australia
Richard Owen ExxonMobil Affiliates in Australia
Andrew Smith Shell Development (Australia) Pty Ltd
Peter Stickland MEO Australia Ltd
Eric Streitberg Buru Energy Limited



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