Ms. Samantha McCulloch

Chief Executive
Australian Energy Producers

Samantha McCulloch is the Chief Executive of the Australian Petroleum Production & Exploration Association (APPEA), the peak national body representing Australia’s upstream oil and gas industry.

An internationally recognised carbon capture, utilisation and storage (CCUS) expert, Ms McCulloch has a highly informed view of the critical role the oil and gas industry continues to play in meeting global energy and climate goals.

Before joining APPEA in 2022, she spent seven years at the International Energy Agency including four years as head of the CCUS Unit.

Ms McCulloch has more than 20 years of policy, industry and technical expertise from previous roles within government, industry associations and the private sector in Australia and internationally.

She holds a Bachelor of Laws (Hons) and Bachelor of Commerce (with Distinction) from the University of Wollongong, as well as a Master of Public Policy from the Australian National University.