New South Wales Chapter

Hydrogen Society of Australia has assembled experts from New South Wales to foster the local and national development of the hydrogen technology, infrastructure, and knowledge.

If you would like to become a part of the HSA New South Wales chapter please contact: Cedric Pierson at

New South Wales Chapter Committee Members

Dr Quentin Meyer

Chair of NSW Chapter
Fuel Cell cluster leader and lab manager School of Chemistry, Faculty of Science, UNSW

Dr Quentin Meyer obtained his PhD in 2015, receiving the Award for Research Excellence (University College London). He relocated to Australia in 2017 and following some consulting on batteries and fuel cells, he joined Prof Zhao’s group as a Senior Researcher and Laboratory Manager at University of New South Wales, where he leads the exciting hydrogen fuel cells cluster. His current research focus is on the activity and durability of low-cost catalysts in hydrogen fuel cells and electrolysers. As of December 2023, he has published 62 journal articles, filed 2 patents, and given over 60 presentations at conferences and invited seminars globally. His research work routinely makes headlines, with two press releases reproduced over 100 times in 2023 around the world. He joined the HSA in 2021 and has been actively growing the NSW Chapter. He launched the Hydrogen Links series in 2023 with Lorie Jones which has been tremendously successful so far and has plenty of exciting ideas as the Chapter Lead.

Charles James

Analyst in Consulting, Deloitte (Alliances and Ecosystems)
Charles, an Analyst specializing in Alliances and Ecosystems within Deloitte's Consulting division in Sydney, actively supports initiatives fostering sustainable solutions. He provided valuable assistance to hydrogen-related proposals in the Hunter Valley and Newcastle for NSW.
Within Deloitte, Charles plays a role in advancing GENAI products, contributing to feature prioritization efforts and aiding in the internal strategy development for enhancing alliances and technology vendor relationships.
Formerly an Analyst in Commercial Banking at CBA, Charles holds a Bachelor of Commerce with a major in Finance and Banking. Beyond his professional pursuits, he indulges in car mechanics, professional photography, and sports. His passions encompass entrepreneurship, innovation, and renewable energy, reflecting his commitment to sustainability and staying at the forefront of advancements in his field.

Al Hanoof Al Maamari

Al Hanoof expertly combines around a decade of international experience in the creative industry with her recent years in the Australian energy sector, highlighting a strong focus on sustainable energy solutions like green hydrogen and biofuels. Her professional journey is marked by a synthesis of technology, business, human values, and environmental considerations for a better future. Al Hanoof champions diversity and inclusion, which is evident in her work empowering the youth and fostering a knowledgeable and skilled community at Seen Hub. Committed to innovative and sustainable practices, she leverages her entrepreneurial spirit and technical expertise. Her work, spanning design, marketing, and branding, has significantly impacted various industries, including energy. A lifelong learner committed to meaningful change, Al Hanoof, a Chemical Engineer with 1st Class Honours from RMIT University, exemplifies an extraordinary blend of precision, creativity, and an innovative approach, contributing to the global energy transition to sustainable energy.

Thomas Gao

Thomas Gao is a Business Development Manager with the Powerfuel Including Hydrogen Network within the NSW Decarbonisation Innovation Hub. He is a chemical engineer and project manager with 10 years of experience in project management and delivery of innovation strategies, grants programs and expert advisory services to public and private sectors. Thomas Gao's passion, expertise, and remarkable track record make him a driving force in the realm of clean economy and technology, positioning him as a key player in shaping a sustainable future.

The New South Wales Chapter is currently working on:

State Chapters

Western Australia Chapter

South Australia Chapter

Northern Territory Chapter

New South Wales Chapter

ATC Chapter

Victoria Chapter

Queensland Chapter

Tasmania Chapter

HSA New South Wales Chapter Member Collaborative Workspace

Connect and discuss with other NSW chapter members on the LinkedIn NSW Chapter workgroup