Our Team

Hydrogen Society of Australia has assembled an international team of leading experts in hydrogen

Steering Committee

Professor Adam Osseiran

President
Chairperson of the Scientific Advisory Board at BrainChip Holdings Ltd
Adam Osseiran is an innovator, entrepreneur and an academic. He is an adjunct Professor at the University of Western Australia. He is President of the Hydrogen Society of Australia, and co- founder and chairperson of Innovate Australia and chairperson of the Scientific Advisory Board of Brainchip, an artificial intelligence company.
Before relocating to Australia from Switzerland, Adam was involved in several innovative projects requiring collaboration between industry, academia, and government agencies. Adam has co-founded and led several start-ups and projects in environmental monitoring, sustainable energy, and AI neuromorphic technologies.

Lorie Jones

Vice President
FIEAust CPEng EngExec NER APEC Engineer
Lorie Jones is an Environmental / Systems Engineer with strong management consulting skills. She has added considerable value to project approvals and permitting processes, through her high-level multidisciplinary systems approach to complex issues.
An active member of Engineers Australia, Lorie has held various senior Office Bearer positions including WA Division President (2008). She is currently on the WA Branch Committee of the College of Leadership and Management (CLM) and is also a member of the Engineering Education Sub-committee.

Brian Haggerty

Director and Chairman
FIEAust CPEng NER MASCE GAICD Co-founder Hydrogen Society of Australia.
40+-year career in energy industries in Australia and international locations. Executive leadership in Woodside in technology, commercial and business development- gas, LNG, and new energy solutions. 10 years’ international experience with Shell PLC on LNG and gas to liquids developments and was based in UK, Europe, and Middle East. Leading role in design and construction of hydrogen facilities. Leadership roles in university sector for industry engagement. Adjunct professor at UWA. Director of Australian Gas Industry Trust. WA Past-President Engineers Australia. Co-Founder and Past Director Western Australia Technology Cluster for Hydrogen.

Peter Kasprzak

Director
Co-Founder and Director, Innovate Australia
Co-founder Hydrogen Society of Australia.
Peter Kasprzak is the Executive Director of ABACUS Policy Institute. He is also a Co-Founder & Director of Innovate Australia and a Co-Founder & Director of the Hydrogen Society of Australia. Peter has been a director of several commercial and not-for-profit organisations and is a past President of the Inventors Association of Australia. He headed the WA bid group to create the Sustainable Electric Transport Cooperative Research Centre (SET CRC). He is the author of proposals for Australia’s first Electric Highway, Hydrogen Highway and Zero-Emission Highway for heavy transport. His interests are learning, science, innovation, climate change, and social enterprise.

Michael Brady

Director
LLB BPsych LLM GradDipAppFin GAICD

Michael is a partner of a national law firm. Michael predominantly acts for corporations active in the minerals, energy, mining services, commodities and technology sectors, with particular expertise advising in the areas of mergers and acquisitions, inbound foreign investment, general corporate and commercial, equity capital markets and energy and resources law. Michael holds a Masters of Laws (Corporate, Energy & Resources) from the University of Melbourne, post graduate qualifications in applied finance and company directorship together with a Bachelor of Laws and a Bachelor of Psychology from Murdoch University.

Andrew McCluskey

Executive GM Siemens Ltd.
Andrew has worked for Siemens in Western Australia for 11 years. He currently works as the Regional General Manager and also as the Executive GM for the Smart Infrastructure Business RSS division for the Pacific region. He has worked in senior management roles for the past 20 years.
Andrew has a technical background having started his working life as an electrical technician in Victoria, working on robots and automation systems.
Andrew has studied in electronic technology and management areas and holds an MBA majoring in entrepreneurship and innovation.

Professor Craig Buckley

Hydrogen Storage Research Group Curtin University
Professor Craig Buckley is a John Curtin Distinguished Professor in Physics and leads the Hydrogen Storage Research Group at Curtin University, Australia. Since 1994 he has held various research positions in the UK, USA and Australia prior to working at Curtin University. He is currently the Australian executive committee member for the IEA Hydrogen Technology Collaboration Program. His research is focussed on hydrogen storage materials and the investigation of the structural properties of a wide range of materials. Craig has been a lead/co-investigator on over $100 M of research funding and has published over 225 peer reviewed scientific papers.

Furat Dawood

BSc., Grad Dip, MSc. Engineering, PhD Candidate in Hydrogen Energy
Furat is the founder of the Hydrogen Energy (H2E) Group and a committee member of the Hydrogen Society of Australia (HSA). He began his academic career in electrical and communication engineering before transitioning to energy systems. He has combined his expertise in these two fields to become an expert of Renewable Energy and Carbon Reporting. He is currently pursuing a PhD degree at Murdoch University in Hydrogen Energy Systems.

Dr Ghazal Avijegon

Hydrogen Development Lead
Pacific Region Bureau Veritas

In her current role at Bureau Veritas, Ghazal is the Hydrogen Development Lead for pacific region, where the focus of work is to collaborate with new energy stakeholders and hydrogen industries across the hydrogen value chain.
Prior to joining BV, Ghazal had been involved in a hydrogen project as part of Woodside Monash Energy Partnership, mainly focused on H2 liquefaction, storage and transportation, including energy modelling and tank design and economic aspect of hydrogen value chain.
Ghazal has a PhD from UWA, with a thesis on CO2 capture from natural gas using adsorption technology. She also has a postgrad qualification in Environmental Assessment and Management.

Dr Arshdeep Kaur

Research Fellow, Queensland University of Technology
Dr. Arshdeep Kaur is currently a Research Fellow in Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Queensland, working on electrocatalysts in water splitting. She has completed her PhD in Solid state hydrogen storage and has gained 7 years of research experience from Thapar University, India. Worked in chemical hydrides-based hydrogen storage using sodium borohydride and alumina nanoparticles. Also, worked extensively on kinetics and increasing hydrogen storage densities of hydrogen storage systems.
She is an eminent speaker in the area of hydrogen technologies and published several research articles in peer-reviewed international journals. She has been appreciated for her work on hydrogen storage in Conferences like in IIT Bombay (2013) and IEEE conference in Auckland, New Zealand (2015).

Dr Quentin Meyer

Fuel Cell cluster leader and lab manager School of Chemistry, Faculty of Science, UNSW
Dr Quentin Meyer is an emerging leader in hydrogen fuel cells with 10 years of experience and 40 research papers published. His work is at the interface between research and industry. He has worked in large research groups and companies in the UK and in Australia. Quentin is always keen on further networking, and can be reached out through the HSA database or linkedIn.

Dr. Matthias Raab

CO2CRC Chief Executive Officer

Dr Raab is committed to Australia’s energy transition as a leader in the global scientific, engineering, energy, and resources sectors. Passionate about finding innovative solutions to energy, climate and resource challenges, Dr Raab’s 25+ year career has spanned academia, government, industry, and the not-for-profit sectors, and involved collaborating with international leaders and experts in their fields. Dr Raab 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.

Kate Kendall

Project Quality and Engineering Project Manager Siemens
Kate has experience in project quality management and engineering project management in complex automation projects for conditional monitoring in the rail industry. With a degree in Environmental Science and Natural Resource Management, Kate is keen to apply her expertise to renewable energy projects in Western Australia.

Dr Helen Cripps

CrippsLane Inc.
Dr Helen Cripps conducts industry-based research across multiple sectors including maritime, tourism, entrepreneurship and social media at the nexus of online media, technology adoption and innovation. Through her large network of government, Industry and academic contacts she has undertaken research projects for government and industry clients in Australia, Croatia, Finland, Norway, Sweden, UK and USA. She is a sought after speaker in academia and industry, both nationally and internationally. In prior roles included economic analysis and policy development for the Western Australian Government, coordinated Community Development for the City of Vincent and managed Business Relationships for Edith Cowan University.

Cedric Pierson

HSA Membership Engagement and Events Coordinator
Freelance events, digital marketing, and project management.
A young Business Engagement and Event Management Professional with a background of 10+ years in hospitality. Cedric has been with HSA since its early days as an Innovate Australia initiative. Passionate about sustainable development and the beneficial impacts it can bring to organisations and communities, he has a keen interest in renewable energy sources, circular economies, and innovation. Cedric is always looking for new and creative ways to expand his knowledge and impact within the sustainable development sector.

Trent Wheeler

Growth & Innovation Catalyst, Board Advisor & Coach, Entrepreneur & Board Director
Passionate about helping create impactful opportunity and growth by solving real problems. Connecting people, with knowledge, technology, funding, opportunities and each other. Providing premium in-person and online coaching, advisory, tools and workshops for 10X innovation, emerging technology and disruptive business models providing tangible success to Fortune 500 companies.
An experienced public company director, CEO, board advisor, entreprenuer and investor for over two decades with leading multinationals, experience includes corporate executive, governance, global financial capital markets, government relations, M&A, business development, project management and engineering across a wide range of sectors.