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.
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.
Chris has worked across the utility, water resources and environment sectors for over 25 years throughout Australia and the UK.
Chris is a founding Director of Inside Infrastructure, a management advisory firm of 30 engineers, scientists and project managers who support the development, delivery of water infrastructure and services across mining, utility and government sectors. Increasingly Inside Infrastructure’s clients are seeking to develop their water/environmental stewardship including pathways to more renewable/sustainable energy solutions.
Chris recognises the opportunity that hydrogen offers – particularly in a country and state with such significant renewable energy opportunities. Hydrogen also aligns with Inside Infrastructure and Chris’ personal values in continually seeking a cleaner and more sustainable energy future.
Chris continually seeks better ways of doing things and brings his experience in supporting similar skills networks/industry clusters from within the water industry to SA-H2H.
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.
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.
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.
As Chief Development Officer Sam is responsible for leading all aspects of the development of The Hydrogen Utility’s pipeline of Green Hydrogen and Green Ammonia production projects.
Sam has had an extensive career in project implementation, public affairs, communications and reputation management in both the public and private sector, with a focus on the energy and resources industries.
As Executive Director , Energy Implementation, with the South Australian Government he lead a high performing team that has managed the design and implementation of key South Australian Government energy initiatives, including the world’s largest battery (Hornsdale Power Reserve), the $100m Home Battery Scheme, the $50m Grid Scale Storage Fund and South Australia’s Virtual Power Plant using public housing stock.
Prior to that he had a seven-year career at Santos Ltd in various senior roles in public affairs, policy, community and government relations in Adelaide, Brisbane and Gunnedah, NSW. Before joining Santos, Sam spent eight years working in State and Federal Government.
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.