Ben Anthony
Managing Director and CEO, Port Anthony Renewables

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Ben has 20 years’ experience in the energy industry. He has predominantly worked as the owner and manager of the Anthony family’s Civil Demolition, Construction, large scale Drilling, Oil-Gas and Geological Exploration Companies.

Ben currently provides overarching management of the Family Port Facility located in Southeastern Victoria. He has an extensive background in the energy sector, having experience on horizontal, directional and vertical drilling along with exploration projects. Over time, Ben has also developed high-level construction project management skills.

Marc Bacon
President and COO, Omni Conversion Technologies

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Marc has 41 years of operations, engineering, and executive experience. He led the team that advanced OMNI’s technology to commercial readiness and is now deploying it worldwide in a modular commercial design through a low-cost, high-quality international supply chain.

Marc is also the Vice-Chair of Global Syngas Technology Council Executive Committee.

Sean Blyth
Director and Chief Executive Officer, ENVG

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Sean has over 20 years’ experience in the gaseous fuels and renewables infrastructure industry with a focus on technology deployment & implementation.

Sean sits on Australian Standards Committees for Hydrogen and Natural Gas and has delivered numerous CNG/RNG & Hydrogen projects in Australia and internationally. ENGV is proud to have designed, developed and is operating Australia First Public H2 refuelling station in the nations capital in March 2021.

Glenn Davies
Group CEO, CAC-H2

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Glenn is a Co-Founder & the current Group CEO of CAC-H2, a green hydrogen & renewable energy company headquartered in Singapore. Glenn stands at the forefront of the fastest moving industry trend: Green Hydrogen. He’s spent the past five years evangelizing a global shift to renewable energy and is helping position CAC-H2 as a leader in the waste to hydrogen space.
Glenn is a seasoned CEO & Board Director with 25 years of experience leading private & public organisations.

Dr Anthony Halog
University of Queensland

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Dr. Anthony Halog is one of the leading scholars in Circular Economy and Bioeconomy in Australia and beyond. He is currently a lecturer at the University of Queensland and leading a Research Group in Industrial Ecology and Circular Economy. He has more than 80 peer-refereed publications and given keynote/plenary/invited talks internationally.

Jeremy Harris
123V Pty Ltd

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Jeremy Harris has over 25 years of experience in oil, gas, electricity, renewables and hydrogen development.

Jeremy worked for over 21 years with Shell/Viva in a range of roles in Australia and Overseas building a deep knowledge of the fuel energy requirements of Australia and the end-to-end energy value chain.

After leaving Viva, Jeremy established his new consulting company, LocoParentis, to assist companies plan and manage their transition into the zero carbon future.

Joan McGovern
Director / Founder, 123V

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Joan McGovern was a journalist then ran her own PR consultancy in Tasmania before embarking on a 20-year corporate affairs career in Victoria, specialising in community and stakeholder engagement, crisis, and issues management.
She worked in the agriculture sector for AWB Limited; in manufacturing for aluminium smelter, Alcoa; and latterly for ‘big oil’ at Shell Geelong Refinery.
Joan is a director and co-founder of 123V, a green hydrogen project development company, and she provides the ‘soft skills’ to the 123V team.

Brendan Norman
CEO, H2X Global

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Brendan has almost 30 years experience in the Automotive world in senior positions with BMW and Volkswagen Audi throughout Australia, Asia and Europe and over 13 years involvement with Hydrogen Vehicles through advisory roles in Riversimple and later launching Chinese Startup Grove Hydrogen Automotive. Brendan Leads H2X, an Australian Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicle and Power Equipment Manufacturer aimed at leveraging Australia’s fast adaptation to Green Hydrogen to make Australia a leading player in vehicle and power technology as well.

Dr Greg Perkins
CEO, Wildfire Energy

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Greg Perkins is co-founder and CEO of Wildfire Energy, an Australian company developing the MIHG technology for converting residual wastes into electricity, hydrogen and fuels/chemicals. Greg has 25 years of experience in commercialising technologies in the energy industry with companies such as Shell International and Rio Tinto and is also an Adjunct Professor in Chemical Engineering at the University of Queensland. Greg has bachelor degrees in Science and Mechanical Engineering, a PhD in gasification and an MBA from UCLA.

Clare Pope
Partner, PwC

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Clare leads PwC’s ESG practice for the global legal network. Clare is an experienced corporate energy & resources lawyer, and is admitted to practice in England & Wales and Australia.

Clare is advising on the development of a number of export scale hydrogen projects based in WA’s mid-west region, and has significant experience in advising in relation to projects in the energy and resources industry, including the acquisition and development of renewable power projects, LNG, oil & gas and mining projects, as well as joint ventures, offtake agreements, infrastructure access and sharing arrangements and other resources and infrastructure related documentation.

Joel Thakker
Senior Fluids Business Manager, LEAP Australia

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Having started out in the space industry in the US in 2005, Joel moved over to using engineering simulation and modelling tools for a myriad of industries and applications over the years. From structural stresses, vibration and fatigue, to flow assurance, balancing and transport, these days, Joel provides digital solutions via CFD and FEA to the hydrogen production, storage and transport industries.

Dr Neil Thompson
Managing Director, ITM-Power

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Dr Neil Thompson has undertaken award-winning research at QUT Australia and KIT Germany as Adjunct Associate Professor in the field of integrated, closed-loop system design which resulted in development of the Integrated Sustainable Design (ISD) protocol to aid construction of low-risk and future-proofed infrastructure and built-form whilst providing for improved social and environmental outcomes from these facilities.

Since receiving his PhD in 2016, Neil has worked as an independent consulting engineer and economist for the AEC sector in order to deploy the ISD protocol in local and international projects with particular emphasis on the use of waste streams and renewable resources to create hydrogen fuel and clean energy. In 2018 he became the Australian representative of the UK electrolyser manufacturer, ITM-Power.

Dr Jarrod Ward
Co-Founder, Aqua Aerem

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Jarrod is the Chief Technology Officer and Co-Founder of Aqua Aerem.  Jarrod has a PhD in chemistry and is a registered patent attorney (AU and NZ).  Jarrod has worked with different companies, large and small, all over the world to help them achieve their goals. Over his career, Jarrod has worked on numerous start up and pilot projects in the industrial chemical field.  Jarrod has significant experience in business development; intellectual property strategy, deployment, and protection; commercialisation; negotiation; research; invention; product development; and licensing.

Lady Jennifer Wentzki
Managing Director, BlueGas Technologies

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A long career in international business development in both public and private sectors and focussed on clients in the Asia Pacific, included an assignment connected with Concord Blue Energy when Australia was first beginning to realise that landfill wasn’t the answer to waste management.

As founder of BlueGas Technologies, Lady Wentzki now guides the entry into the Australian market of the Concord Blue Reformer, currently the only Waste to Hydrogen technology that is Carbon Negative Certified, tackling the three essential challenges of creating clean energy, managing waste, and environmental protection.

Dr Robert White
Technical Insight

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Robert is a chemical engineer with a PhD focused on fluidised bed processing. He has extensive experience in the development, scale-up and optimisation of industrial processes and equipment, pneumatic conveying, slurry pumping, dust handling and computational fluid dynamics (CFD) modelling. Robert has previously worked in the areas of mineral and metal processing and power generation industries.
His skill set is relevant to hydrogen production and his interests are sustainable development, energy efficiency and industrial ecology.

A/Professor Ahmad Zahedi
Renewable Energy Engineering Consultancy

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Educated in Iran and Germany, Ahmad has over 30-year experience in teaching Renewable Energy and Power Engineering at University levels in Australia, Japan, and Europe, published more than 200 papers including 4 books, trained 21 successfully completed PhD candidates, examined more than 50 PhD and Master thesis, and completed 15 industry funded projects.