Dr. Adam Osseiran
Hydrogen Society of Australia
Non-Executive Director & Advisor
J-Power Latrobe Valley
The Hydrogen Energy Supply Chain (HESC) Project In Gippsland, Victoria: World’s First Integrated Liquid Hydrogen Supply Chain
Jeremy is a Non-Executive Director, global executive and advisor with over 30 years of experience leading businesses and in the delivery of major infrastructure projects.
He has held a variety of positions, including Regional Director for Asia and Group Manager of Innovation & Digital for a 10,000 strong global professional services company.
He lived and worked in Asia and the UK for 14 years and has also delivered projects in the US, Middle East, Australia and China. He is a Director of the Australian subsidiary of J-Power, one of Japan’s largest utility companies and part of the Hydrogen Energy Supply Chain (HESC) consortia.
Dr. Matthias Raab
Chief Executive Officer
Enabling Large-Scale Hydrogen Storage In Underground In Preparation For Australia To Be The Largest Hydrogen Exporter
Dr Raab is recognized internationally as an expert in carbon capture, utilization and sequestration, and has frequently collaborated with leaders and experts in the global energy sector working towards a mix of technologies that will achieve zero net emissions. He has strategic and operational responsibility for the highly regarded Otway International Test Centre, the development of multi-million-dollar research programs, and the successful delivery of complex major research and infrastructure projects. Dr Raab’s 25+ year career has spanned academia, government, industry, and the not-for-profit sectors, as part of which he has secured funding for a range of multimillion-dollar, multi-disciplinary R&D initiatives. He currently serves as a member of the Australian School of Petroleum and Energy Resources advisory board and represented Australia on the International Energy Agency’s Greenhouse Gas R&D Programme, was the Chair of the CCSNET Scientific Advisory Committee, and a Member of the Australian CCS policy forum working group, which advises government on earning Australian Carbon Credit Units.
Program Manager – Pathways to Net Zero
Fireside Chat: Integrating Green Hydrogen For Mine Decarbonization
Kathryn’s career has spanned over 19 years in diverse industries, predominantly mining. In her 14 years at BHP she has held corporate and site environmental roles in the Nickel, Iron Ore, Group HSE, Technology and External Affairs divisions.
Kathryn is the Program Manager for BHP’s global operations decarbonization (Pathways to Net Zero) program. She works with BHP’s assets and functions to enable achievement of BHP’s public decarbonization targets. Her decarbonization experience at BHP has included developing and deploying technology solutions that drive greenhouse gas emission reductions across BHP’s global operations.
Kathryn is based in Perth and holds a double degree in Environmental Engineering and Chemistry from the University of Western Australia. She is a graduate member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Managing Partner, Head of Europe & Asia Pacific
Muren Guler is managing partner of Venn Energy, focusing on delivering a GW scale of solar and storage pipeline across Australia. In addition to the current development pipeline, Muren is working on bankable green hydrogen solutions to convert green electrons into molecules for a wider use and accelerate the green transition.
Muren had several different roles in global renewable energy industry for the last fifteen years in different parts of the world covering project development, investment and EPC parts of the value chain in the Solar and Wind Energy.
He was Managing Director of Global Energy which provided consultancy on investment, project development and EPC to multinational renewable energy companies including the Tier-1 global solar panel manufacturers, developers and IPPs in various regulated and unregulated markets in Europe, Africa, Middle East and Asia.
He worked for SkyPower as Regional Manager, a Toronto based global solar company with 35 offices around the world which is majority owned by an infrastructure fund with $20 billion assets under management including an investment portfolio of CALPERS. Muren involved in many complex development and investment activities in relation to FIT, PPA programs and bilateral government negotiations in Europe, Turkey, Africa and Asia.
Muren led a team which developed 100 MW+ wind and solar projects in Eastern Europe for REI based in London. He is one of the founders of Bulgarian Wind Energy Association and was a member of Supervisory Board.
Muren oversaw the realization of the largest wind park in Bulgaria and South-eastern Europe which is SNWF, 156 MW, 270m Euro Investment financed by EBRD and IFC in 2008/9, which let him gain extensive hands-on experience.
Muren holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Dokuz Eylul University, Izmir, Turkey and Master of Science Degree in Energy Technologies and Management from Sabanci University, Istanbul, Turkey.
Operations Director - CarbonNet
Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions
Steve Marshall is CarbonNet’s Operations Director. Steve has worked with the CarbonNet team for over three years and successfully led the safe, effective delivery of CarbonNet’s offshore appraisal activities across 2017-2020, including drilling Australia’s first offshore appraisal well for CCS. He is responsible for the technical design for the transportation and storage assets.
Originally from Scotland, Steve Marshall is a Mechanical Engineer and has had an impressive 15 year career in the international oil and gas industry. Prior to joining CarbonNet, Steve worked with CO2CRC developing the Otway Stage 3 R&D Project.
Deputy Director-General, Sustainability and the Built Environment
Renewable Hydrogen Technology Demonstration In Canberra – A Case Study Of Australia’s First Public Hydrogen Refueling Station
Geoffrey leads the ACT Government’s response to climate change, energy efficiency, water, and our natural environment. In his pursuit to shape Canberra into a sustainable city, Geoffrey’s aim is to partner with both private and public sector contributors to make a collective difference to its citizens. He is focused on delivering evidence-based solutions so that all Canberrans can benefit from long term sustainable changes gained through reduced emissions and improved climate and environmental policies.
Geoffrey’s focus areas include the accomplishment of 100% renewable electricity for Canberra, moving away from our society’s reliance on fossil fuel gas, protecting our native flora and fauna and securing the ambitious target of zero net emissions by 2045.
Geoffrey holds qualifications in Psychology, Politics, Public Sector Management, a Masters degree in Policy Analysis, and an Executive Masters in Public Administration.
Canberra has been home to Geoffrey and his family for almost 20 years and he has a keen interest in its history and development, particularly its local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander history. Geoffrey recognises the Ngunnawal people and acknowledges their contribution to the history and future of our city.
Geoffrey has over 10 years’ experience as an Executive within the ACT Government. Prior to joining the ACTPS Geoffrey provided research and advice to elected representatives in the NSW Parliament, the Senate, and the ACT Legislative Assembly.
Director of Energy Finance Studies, Australia/South Asia
Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA)
Financing The Future Of Hydrogen
The Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA) is a not for profit thinktank examining issues related to energy markets, trends and policies. The Institute’s mission is to accelerate the transition to a diverse, sustainable and profitable energy economy.
IEEFA’s Australia/South Asia Director of Energy Finance Studies, Tim Buckley, has 30 years financial markets experience, covering Australia, Asian and global equities. Tim is a top-rated financial analyst studying the electricity sector and highlights the technology and finance driven inevitability of a global transition towards a lower emissions system. This analysis extends to examine the risks to potentially stranded fossil fuel assets as well as the resulting opportunities for renewable energy, energy efficiency, renewable hydrogen, and other low carbon finance assets, both in Australia and from a global perspective.
Natural Hydrogen: Possible Energy Revolution?
Dasha Longley is a highly respected mining professional from Perth, Western Australia with more than 30 years of experience in technical, corporate, clean energy, and advisory services to the Mining and Energy Sectors.
Dasha gained her master’s degree in Geology from the University of California (Berkeley) and the University of St Petersburg (Russia). She gained her MBA (specialization in international oil and gas business and energy diplomacy) from Moscow State University of International Relations (MGIMO) and Dundee Business School (DBS).
Dasha has a strong background in mining operations, remote area exploration, innovation technology development, intellectual property, and competitive advantage identification in business. Dasha also has an enviable track record of mineral discoveries in diamond, uranium, gold and iron ore exploration.
Dasha is multilingual, lives between headquarters in Moscow, Paris and Perth, and participates actively as an expert in working groups of top international organizations such as BRICS, NPT, and FAO.
She has been actively involved in research with the rapidly evolving Hydrogen industry for the last 15 years and is currently lecturing in MGIMO on the Hydrogen Economy.
She is a director of Longley Mining Consultants and integrally involved with innovation, technology and exploration groups including Andromeda Resources, Foxtrot Elements and White Dingo Hydrogen.
Head of Commercial Operations
Australian Gas Infrastructure Group (AGIG)
Executive General Manager, Industrial Specialist
General Manager Business Development West
General Manager Customer and Innovation
Director - Advisory Australia
Countrywide Renewable Hydrogen Limited
Andrew James Want
Development Director - Solar & Renewable Hydrogen
Chief Executive Officer
Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA)
Mirning Traditional Lands Aboriginal Corporation
Acknowledgement Of Country
Line Hydrogen (Australia) Pty Ltd