speakers

Below is the list of currently confirmed speakers for HNES2024. This page will be updated regularly as new speakers join the program.
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Tony Wood AM FTSE
Energy and Climate Change Program Director
Grattan Institute
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Joe Capurso
Head of International and Sustainable Economics
Commonwealth Bank of Australia
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Professor Roberta Ryan
Chair of Local Government and Director 
Institute for Regional Futures at the University of Newcastle
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Rod Henderson
Managing Director and CEO
Ampcontrol
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Thomas Nann
Co-Founder & CEO
Allegro Energy Pty Ltd
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Justin Page
Co-ordinator
Hunter Jobs Alliance

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Lyndal Bubke
Director of the Regulatory Sandbox team
Australian Energy Regulator
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Suzie Leask
Partner – Corporate & Commercial and Newcastle Office Partner in Charge
Hall & Wilcox
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nicole masson

Nicole Masson
Specialist – Community Relations
Orica

kelly loftberg

Kelly Lofberg JP 
Managing Director
Mara Consulting
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boris novak

Boris Novak
Hunter Hydrogen Technology Cluster –
Co-Lead

NewH2

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george sfinas

George Sfinas
Engagement Manager
Standards Australia
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Alice Thompson
Chief Executive Officer
Committee for the Hunter
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tim stock

Tim Stock
Director, Hydrogen and Clean Energy
NSW Government
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iain dorward

Iain Dorward
Heavy Vehicle Sales Manager
Foton Mobility Distribution
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thomas hansen

Thomas Hansen 
Project Director for the Hunter
Equinor Australia
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leigh kennedy

Leigh Kennedy
General Manager – Industry and Supply Chain Development
Australian Hydrogen Council
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thomas gao

Thomas Gao
Business Development Manager, Powerfuels including Hydrogen Network
NSW Decarbonisation Innovation Hub
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louise brown

Dr Louise Brown
CEO & Founder
HydGene Renewables
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paul jones

Paul Jones
Paul Jones, Technical Consultant & Business Development Manager – P2G
SMA Australia
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Brendan Gray
Manager
Southland Engineering and Manufacturing Cluster
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emmanuel mastio

Emmanuel Mastio
Executive Officer
TRaCE

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pierre gouhier

Pierre Gouhier
Deputy Director
Newcastle Institute for Energy and Resources (NIER)
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Andrew Kingsmill
Executive Director, Network Planning & Technical Advisory
EnergyCo, The Energy Corporation of NSW
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Matt Hingerty
Deputy Chairman, Deputy CEO, Head of Business Development 
Star Scientific
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adam clarke

Adam Clarke
A/Director Planning & Assessments
EnergyCo
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dr fiona simon

Dr Fiona Simon
CEO
Australian Hydrogen Council
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craig carmody

Craig Carmody
CEO
Port of Newcastle
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justin bain

Justin Bain
CEO
3ME Technology
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Gill Goldsmith
Director
Net Zero Industry Innovation Program
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Seth Pathiyil
Head of Hunter Energy Hub
AGL Macquarie
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Alex Brennan
Business Manager
Hunter First and Partnerships
Chair of Hunter iF
Director at Hunter Angels
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grahame irwin

Grahame Irwin
Australian Government Employment Facilitator- Hunter and Surrounds
Australian Government Department of Employment and Workplace Relations
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lucas coleman

Lucas Coleman
Senior Manager Corporate Affairs
Port of Newcastle
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michelle kiejda

Michelle Kiejda
Technical Director – Environment and Closure Planning
GHD
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brett thomas
Brett Thomas
Partner and COO
The Melt
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Paul Hastie
General Manager
Orica
justine ulph
Justine Ulph
Manager, Strategic Research Initiatives
Office of the Deputy Vice-Chancellor – Research and Innovation Division, University of Newcastle
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sheena
Sheena Martin
Policy and Advocacy Strategist
Business Hunter
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gary foster
Gary Foster
Hydrogen Economy Development
NSW Government
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brendan tobin
Brendan Tobin
Partner
Hall & Wilcox
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Chrissy O’Brien
Senior Investment Manager, Clean Economy,  Office of Regional Economic Development
Department of Regional NSW

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Siobhan Curran
Director, Entrepreneurship
Office of the Pro Vice-Chancellor (Industry & Engagement), Research & Innovation Division
University of Newcastle
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joss kesby

Joss Kesby
Business Development Manager, Knowledge Exchange and Enterprise
University of Newcastle
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steve mccall

Steve McCall
Director
EPS Energy
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Craig Bagnall
Director, Environment and Regulatory
SEATA

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Nick Faulkner
Delivery Manager Hydrogen Projects
Origin Energy
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dean addie

Dean Addie
CEO, CRO, Director
T4 Group
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Lena Vestad Hansen
Business Development Manager
TRaCE

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Sam Kirk
Research Translation Project Manager
TRaCE

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isabel toasa

Isabel Toasa
Head Of Research And Development
EM Energy
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Mark Fung
Operations Manager
Solidus Inspection and Quality Management Services
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tran quang anh

Tran Quang Anh
Lead for the Hume Hydrogen Highway program
NSW Government
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alan broadfoot

Professor Alan Broadfoot
Executive Director
Newcastle Institute for Energy and Resources (NIER) at the University of Newcastle

brian craighead

Brian Craighead
CEO
Energy Renaissance
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alex dronoff

Alex Dronoff
CEO
Fichtner Australia
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josh cosgrave

Josh Cosgrave
Assistant Secretary (A/g)
Industry and Investment Branch
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nick

Nick Couper
Chief Operating Officer
HunterNet Career Connections
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mark apthorpe

Dr Mark Apthorpe
Electricity Infrastructure Jobs Advocate
NSW Government
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Kathy Cox
Training Services Manager
Training Services NSW
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david bridge

David Bridge
Board Member and Chair
i3net

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clare sykes

Clare Larkin-Sykes
Hunter Hydrogen Technology Cluster – Co-Lead
NewH2
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Florence Lindhaus
Head of Hydrogen, Cluster Manager – Energy & Head of Melbourne Office
German-Australian Chamber of Industry and Commerce
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Debbie O’Byrne
Co-Founder
Planet Price
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James Perry
Wind Turbine Generator Package Manager
Star of the South
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rosanne jessop

Rosanne Jessop
Managing Director
Pilz Australia & New Zealand
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Franziska Teichmann
Senior Manager & Head of German Secretariat for the Energy Cooperation with Australia and New Zealand
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mark lewis

Mark Lewis
Business Development Manager, Electrification and Energy Systems Network
NSW Decarbonisation Innovation Hub
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Chris Bird
General Manager
ResTech
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Kiseok Kim
Development Director – Offshore Wind
EDF Renewables Australia

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dianne wiley

Professor Dianne Wiley
Dean of Engineering
University of Newcastle
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simone o'sullivan

Simone O’Sullivan
CEO & Co-Founder
AusBioEnergy
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jason herbohn

Jason Herbohn
Director, Infrastructure, Energy and Construction
TAFE NSW
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craig mckenzie

Craig McKenzie
Key Account Manager
HWR Hydrogen
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gabriella nunes

Gabriella Nunes
Research & Commercialisation Director
TRaCE

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daniel watson

Daniel Watson
Automation Solutions Innovator
Yokogawa Australia and New Zealand
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blake almond

Blake Almond
Executive Director
Circ Partners
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kate lancaster

Kate Lancaster
Stakeholder and Engagement Manager
BlueFloat Energy Australia
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martin poole

Martin Poole
Head of Development
Ark Energy