Global Speakers

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Dr. Adam Osseiran

President

Hydrogen Society of Australia

Summit Chairperson

Topics: 

  • Enabling Infrastructure For Hydrogen Exports
  • Panel Discussion: Analyzing The Green Hydrogen Exporting Opportunity For Australia

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Jeremy Stone

Non-Executive Director & Advisor

J-Power Latrobe Valley

Topic: 

The Hydrogen Energy Supply Chain (HESC) Project In Gippsland, Victoria: World’s First Integrated Liquid Hydrogen Supply Chain

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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.

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Dr. Matthias Raab

Chief Executive Officer

CO2CRC Limited

Topic: 

Enabling Large-Scale Hydrogen Storage In Underground In Preparation For Australia To Be The Largest Hydrogen Exporter

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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. 

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Kathryn Horlin

Program Manager – Pathways to Net Zero

BHP

Topic: 

Fireside Chat: Integrating Green Hydrogen For Mine Decarbonization

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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.

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Muren Guler

Managing Partner, Head of Europe & Asia Pacific

Venn Energy

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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.

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Steven Marshall

Operations Director - CarbonNet

Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions

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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.

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Geoffrey Rutledge

Deputy Director-General, Sustainability and the Built Environment

ACT Government

Topic: 

Renewable Hydrogen Technology Demonstration In Canberra – A Case Study Of Australia’s First Public Hydrogen Refueling Station

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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.

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Tim Buckley

Director of Energy Finance Studies, Australia/South Asia

Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA)

Topic: 

Financing The Future Of Hydrogen

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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.

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Dasha Longley-Sinitsyna

Director

Longley Mining

Topic: 

Natural Hydrogen: Possible Energy Revolution?

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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.

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Dave Rafferty

Head of Commercial Operations

Australian Gas Infrastructure Group (AGIG)

Topic: 

How Hydrogen Is Delivering Australian Gas Infrastructure Group’s Gas Vision 2050

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Alan Watkins

Executive General Manager, Industrial Specialist

Coregas

Topic: 

Port Kembla Case Study: Australia’s First Hydrogen-Powered Trucks And Refueling Station In Decarbonizing The Road Freight Industry

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James Russell

General Manager Business Development West

ATCO Australia

Topic: 

How ATCO Is Blending Renewable Hydrogen Into The Gas Network

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Kapz Malhotra

General Manager Customer and Innovation

ATCO

Topic: 

Panel Discussion: Analyzing The Green Hydrogen Exporting Opportunity For Australia

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Martin Hay

Director - Advisory Australia

KBR, Inc.

Topic: 

Panel Discussion: Analyzing The Green Hydrogen Exporting Opportunity For Australia

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Geoffrey Drucker

Managing Director

Countrywide Renewable Hydrogen Limited

Topic: 

Prospects Of Domestic And Offshore Offtakes For Australian Produced Renewable Hydrogen

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Andrew James Want

Development Director - Solar & Renewable Hydrogen

Solarig

Topic: 

How Renewable Hydrogen Help To Solve Australia’s Lack Of Fuel Reserves

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Darren Miller

Chief Executive Officer

Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA)

Topic: 

Clean Hydrogen – The Path To Commerciality

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Trevor Naley

Chairman

Mirning Traditional Lands Aboriginal Corporation

Topic: 

Acknowledgement Of Country

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Mark Rheinlander

Founder & CEO

Carbon280

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Prof. Peter Newman

Professor of Sustainability

Curtin University

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Gina Bozinovski

Managing Director

Line Hydrogen (Australia) Pty Ltd