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.


  • 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.

  • Murray Lyster
    General Manager Mining & Hydrogen Siemens , Siemens Australia

    Murray Lyster is the General Manager for Mining Solutions, and Hydrogen Solutions at Siemens.

    He has worked around the mining industry for most of my career and have been involved in helping many tier1 and tier2 miners implement innovative technological solutions. He loves listening to his customers describe the bottlenecks in their supply chain, or processes and then help them identify solutions that provide long term value. With it no longer being enough to “sweat” existing assets, he has become focused on how digitalisation and specifically ‘Industry 4.0’ can be applied to the mining sector to provide productivity improvements and comparative advantage to customers.

    Hydrogen is a new and exciting portfolio for Siemens. As they look to decarbonise energy supplies, energy storage is paramount. In his opinion HYDROGEN has a huge role to play. From mobility, to re-electrification to decarbonising gas networks, the possibilities with hydrogen are vast. He is a passion advocate of hydrogen technology and regularly bore his wife and kids with how exciting and interesting Hydrogen is in the future.

  • 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.