Nicholas Mumford is Managing Director of Mumford Commercial Consulting (MC2), a specialist consulting firm established in 2015 that provides expert commercial advice to businesses in the energy and resources sector throughout Australia, New Zealand and Asia. MC2 develop and execute key strategic business development and growth opportunities for clients and provide expert independent and bespoke commercial advice, including negotiating strategically significant transactions throughout the value chain on behalf of clients.
Nicholas is passionate about developing the hydrogen economy in South Australia and a co-founder of South Australian Hydrogen Hubs Inc. (SA-H2H™) – Hydrogen Technology Cluster. He is also a former Councillor of the South Australian Chamber of Mines and Energy (SACOME), a fellow of the Australian Institute of Energy, and a Director of Greenhill Energy. Nicholas’ energy and resources career spans more than 25 years and includes international postings with Shell and management positions locally with Santos. Nicholas is a geophysicist by university training but has primarily held commercially focussed business development roles over the last two decades.
Michael Goodsite is the inaugural Director of the University of Adelaide’s Institute for Sustainability, Energy and Resources (ISER). ISER is the brand champion of University of Adelaide wide initiatives and key portal of research capabilities within sustainability, energy and resources, wherever they may be anchored in its Faculties and Institutes. ISER coordinates the University’s Sustainability Research Strategy and leads large scale collaborative research efforts across our academic ecosystem. Michael was the bid sponsor of the HiLT CRC, and is currently the bid sponsor of the Scaling Green Hydrogen CRC bid as well as the Copper for Tomorrow CRC bid.
Michael is a professor of civil and environmental engineering whose international research team has published a ‘Sustainability Decision Support Framework for the Prioritization of Hydrogen Energy Systems’. His team is presently working on decision making for hydrogen production and storage site selection determination as well as how to produce hydrogen from seawater. Michael is a chartered civil, environmental and management & leadership engineer as well as engineering executive. He has a track record of working with industry to achieve research relevance, excellence and impact and is a former Councillor of the South Australian Chamber of Mines and Energy (SACOME) as well as former Board member of the Danish National Energy Technology Development and Demonstration Program. Michael is a Fellow of The Institution of Engineers Australia (EA) and the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC). He is a member of AusIMM, AICD and the AIIA. Michael has been in public, private and University leadership roles in different countries for over 20 years.
Quentin Roberts is a strategic energy and decarbonisation consultant with over 20 years’ engineering experience across the industrial and commercial sectors, including a decade specialising in energy, Quentin founded EfficientSee in 2009.
EfficientSee helps government and large organisations transform their energy and decarbonisation strategies to best navigate the rapidly evolving landscape of renewables, clean hydrogen and emerging technologies.
Today, he is a certified energy coach who is passionate about guiding businesses to reduce their energy consumption and advises some of Australia’s largest energy users. He is one of the country’s leading specialists in ISO 50001 - the international standard for energy management systems - and played an integral role in guiding the first Australian company (Allwater) to achieve an ISO 50001 accredited Energy Management System.
In 2018, he initiated the Tonsley Future Energy Consortium to facilitate greater collaboration between innovative, like-minded energy organisations. In 2019 he founded the Energy and Decarbonisation Alliance and in 2020, he co-founded South Australian Hydrogen Hubs Inc. (SA-H2H™) which is committed to progressing hydrogen sector development in SA.
Quentin is driven by innovation, collaboration and transformation: devising cutting-edge solutions to energy challenges, building a dream team to implement change, and creating positive outcomes for people, organisations and communities.
Simon White is Managing Director of construction firm Waternish Engineering, which specialises in design and construction services in the water industry across Australia. With a focus on providing clients with lifecycle value Waternish have delivered projects across a range of sectors including municipal, industrial resources and oil and gas.
Starting work in the family-owned business as an after school job, progressing to his current role in 2006. Over that time Waternish has grown from a team of three, to 38 people, developing key industry partnerships and long term engagements which form the basis of a sustainable growth model for the business.
To the Hydrogen Technology Cluster Simon brings significant experience in one of the essential components; water, and how we can develop successful partnerships with this allied industry.
Russell James first joined ATCO in 2002, and has held various roles including General Manager Construction and General Manager Business Development and Customer Experience.
With 20 years’ experience in energy, Russell is experienced in the delivery of small to large scale energy and utility infrastructure projects. He has extensive knowledge of gas and energy markets, pricing, and regulations. Over the last four years Russell has led or played a key role in all ATCO's hydrogen related activities, including development of the Clean Energy Innovation Hub, conceptualising and sourcing funding from the WA Government Renewable Hydrogen Fund for the Hydrogen Vehicle Refuelling station, and securing $28.7m from ARENA to develop the Clean Energy Innovation Park - a commercial scale renewable hydrogen production project.
Chris holds degrees in Bachelor Business Administration and Bachelor of Arts (Psychology) from Macquarie University and a Diploma in Marketing from Cambridge Marketing College.
Chris has worked for BOC since 2004 both in South Pacific and in the United Kingdom and has held a number of roles across product and marketing management, business development, sales and health & safety during this time. He has extensive experience in the applications of gas across key growth sectors including universities and research, agriculture and clean energy.
Chris is an active member of the NERA hydrogen clusters as well as various state based Zero Emission working groups. This allows Chris to bring an extended network potential project partners including Standards Australia for Hydrogen and the Australian New Zealand Industrial Gas Association which has been working with hydrogen safely and effectively for decades.
Robran Cock is a Principal Advisor for Ricardo Inside Infrastructure in Adelaide. He has worked across the utility and water sectors as an engineer for 20 years. A chartered professional engineer and fellow of Engineers Australia, he holds undergraduate qualifications in chemical engineering and science (theoretical physics) as well as masters degrees in civil and environmental engineering and business administration.
Robran is passionate about a zero-carbon future and the role alternatives to traditional fuels will play in this, and in particular, the unique position SA is in for developing a hydrogen economy.
Robran was previously the Chief Executive and Chair of the Water Industry Alliance: an industry cluster of water businesses which was focused on growing capability and connecting opportunities within the SA industry. He brings this experience of long-term directorship for a successful industry group to further the connectivity of the burgeoning hydrogen sector in SA.
Hilary Newstead is the Head of Strategic Energy Management for the GFG Alliance in Australia, responsible for the development and execution of energy strategy, encompassing risk-driven sourcing, productivity measures and decarbonisation pathways. Hilary has over 15 years of experience across energy and carbon markets, energy productivity and product development as well as climate change and sustainability. Her work has centred around making essential services and heavy industries more sustainable in a changing climate.
Krissy Raman leads strategy and innovation for one of Australia’s largest gas infrastructure businesses - Australian Gas Infrastructure Group (AGIG). A key part of her work is focussed on implementing the long-term vision for the decarbonisation of AGIG’s infrastructure through renewable gases such as hydrogen and biomethane.
At AGIG, Krissy has played a key role in the development and delivery of several renewable gas projects such as Hydrogen Park South Australia, Hydrogen Park Gladstone and Hydrogen Park Murray Valley, including through the related stakeholder and community engagement programs. She also holds responsibility for AGIG’s internal communications.
Krissy has close to 15 years’ experience in the energy industry, including across economic regulation, policy and energy forecasting. She holds degrees in Chemical Engineering and Finance.