Our Team and State Chapters

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

To offer focused individual state hydrogen community growth, Hydrogen Society of Australia is setting up State Chapters. Scroll down to the map to access each HSA State Chapter's personal team page.

Board of Directors

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.

Andrew McCluskey

Director and Chairman
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.

Dr Matthias Raab

Director
Chief Executive Officer at CO2CRC Limited
Dr Matthias Raab is the CEO of CO2CRC, a well-respected research organisation globally recognised for innovative carbon capture, utilisation, and storage solutions. 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.

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.

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

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.

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

Commercial Lead, Renewable Fuels ATCO Gas Australia
Dr Ghazal Avijegon is the Commercial Lead at ATCO Gas, Australia looking after the strategy & contractual aspects of renewable fuels projects, including hydrogen project, for the purpose of reducing GHG emissions throughout the gas distribution network. Ghazal is an experienced Hydrogen Business Development and techno-commercial professional offering demonstrated record of achievement in Hydrogen value chain including experience in hydrogen liquefaction, storage and transportation projects. Ghazal has a PhD from UWA, on CO2 capture from natural gas using adsorption technology along with a postgrad qualification in Environmental Assessment and Management and a strong advocate of clean energy and sustainable energy transition.

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 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..

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.

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.

State Chapters

Western Australia Chapter

South Australia Chapter

Northern Territory Chapter

New South Wales Chapter

ATC Chapter

Victoria Chapter

Queensland Chapter

Tasmania Chapter