Advisory Board

Quest Events would like to take this opportunity to sincerely thank the official 2019 event advisory panel who contributed their valuable time and expertise to ensure the agenda for this event was timely and relevant for all stakeholders with an interest in a future hydrogen industry.


  • Martin Hablutzel
    Head of Strategy, Siemens Australia

    Martin Hablutzel is the head of strategy for Siemens Ltd working across all Siemens divisions along the electrification value chain that extends from generation, transmission, distribution and smart grid to the efficient application of electrical energy through automation and digitisation.
    Martin began his career at the (then) Hydro Electric Commission in Tasmania, joining Siemens in 1997 as a protection and control engineer. Subsequent roles in project engineering, project management, asset management, sales, marketing and executive management have given Martin broad exposure to the deployment of electrification, automation and digitalisation in diverse industries including utilities, resources, infrastructure, transportation and manufacturing.
    Martin holds a degree in electrical engineering from the University of Tasmania and an MBA from Deakin University.

  • Claire Johnson
    Co-Founder & CEO of data analytics startup, Hydrolytics

    With the ability to capture the entire hydrogen value chain within one cloud-based platform, Hydrolytics provides industry professionals with data insights to realise the potential of their hydrogen investments.

    Prior to launching Hydrolytics in 2019, Claire was the CEO of Hydrogen Mobility Australia, the industry association representing Australia’s emerging hydrogen sector.

    Co-founded by Hyundai and Toyota, Hydrogen Mobility Australia advocates for a hydrogen society built upon clean and renewable energy technology with governments, industry and the community.

    Claire has a background in policy development and government relations across the private and public sectors, including as manager of government affairs at Toyota Australia.

    In this role she led the company’s government advocacy program for a range of transport policy areas, including the introduction of hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicles to Australia.

    Claire has also worked for Australian federal and state governments in policy development, including industry, environmental and trade policy.

    Claire holds a Bachelor of Economics and a Master of Marketing from the University of Tasmania.

  • David Norman
    Chief Executive Officer, Future Fuels CRC
  • Attilio Pigneri
    Chief Executive Officer, H2U, the Hydrogen Utility

    Attilio is a co-founder and CEO of H2U, a specialist developer of hydrogen infrastructure initiatives for sustainable mobility and renewable energy storage.

    A professional mechanical engineer from Italy, with Masters and PhD-level qualifications in energy engineering and energy-environmental issues, Attilio brings to H2U 20 years of consulting experience, in the provision of strategic, technical advisory and due diligence services for a wide range of hydrogen and fuel cells initiatives in Europe, the US and Japan.

    Working at the forefront of hydrogen infrastructure commercialization in Australia, H2U has developed an innovative roll-out program for the establishment of a core network of 20 commercial-scale hydrogen refuelling stations during the 2018-21 timeframe. H2U is based in Australia and operating throughout the Asia-Pacific.

    Attilio is the current President of the Australian Association for Hydrogen Energy (AAHE), and was the Chairman of the successful World Hydrogen Technologies Convention, held in Sydney in October 2015.

    Attilio serves on the AEMO Expert Panel and the steering committee on the National Hydrogen Roadmap.

  • Ben Wilson
    Chief Executive Officer, AGIG

    Previously, Ben was the Director of Strategy and Regulation and Chief Financial Officer at UK Power Networks (UKPN), a large electricity distribution company in the UK with 8 million customers, and also owned by the CK Group.  Before joining UKPN in 2011 Ben was a utilities investment banker for fifteen years, working Europe, Asia and Latin America, most recently at Deutsche Bank.

    Ben commenced with Australian Gas Infrastructure Group in March 2015.