AHC board of directors

Murray Lyster

Murray Lyster has been working for Siemens for more than 20 years holding various senior management positions. Currently as the Head of Mining Solutions he is actively engaged in representing Siemens's interests in electrification, automation and digital solutions to the mining industry.

Over the past several years, with a real passion for hydrogen, Murray has been actively involved in promoting Siemens Hydrogen Solutions including electrolysers, turbines, and integration know how of electrical systems. He was deeply involved in the planning and delivery of the AGIG HypSA Tonsley demonstration plant which recently opened in South Australia, and houses Australia’s largest electrolyser.

Murray joined the board of the Australian Hydrogen Council in 2017 and was elected chair in 2020.

As the chair of Australian Hydrogen Council, Murray has been an advocate of further developing a hydrogen market place, supporting members advance various hydrogen applications, and positioning Australia as a global leader in hydrogen technologies, and a future partner in the export of hydrogen and its derivatives.

Felicity Underhill

Felicity Underhill has a history of successfully designing and then implementing strategies including new business ventures, major organisational change, digital and innovation. She has worked in over 20 countries, and most recently developed and led Origin Energy’s future fuels and decarbonisation strategy as General Manager, Future Fuels.

Now with Fortescue Future Industries, Felicity is passionate about rapidly scaling green hydrogen to enable it to become the leading global energy commodity, and believes Australia could lead the world in this, and that the AHC has an important role in making that happen.

Felicity was voted on to the board of the Australian Hydrogen Council in 2020 and is the Deputy Chair.

Arie Perzuck

Arie's legal career commenced with Corrs Chambers Westgarth where (for over a decade) he focused on commercial law and IP. He's worked in the mobility industry now for over 15 years, joining Toyota Australia’s Legal department in 2004. Since joining Toyota Arie has taken on many different corporate and commercial roles. One of the most challenging and rewarding roles at Toyota was leading the Corporate Services Division as their business units developed and delivered transformational organisation change during the closure of Australia’s vehicle manufacturing industry in 2017.

During this period multiple structure, personnel and operational changes were studied in parallel requiring strong governance and control. Currently Arie is General Manager of Toyota’s New Business Solutions Division, where his teams manage Hydrogen, Mobility and Connected Vehicle projects. These pioneering programs are a key focus for their company and will all play a major part of Toyota’s future both locally and globally.

From 2018, Arie spent 2 years working at Toyota’s global head office Japan, where he had the opportunity to liaise closely with the FCEV global launch teams to understand the challenges and risks for individual markets. Arie sees the growing hydrogen industry as a “transformational” program not dissimilar to the activities he lead at Toyota in 2017, with the key difference being the exciting future potential rather then the end of an era.

Arie was voted on to the board of the Australian Hydrogen Council in 2020.

Vikram Singh

Vikram leads hydrogen development at the Australian Gas Infrastructure Group (AGIG), driving the transition of the gas sector towards a zero carbon future. Having delivered the largest renewable hydrogen production facility in Australia, Vikram is also leading several feasibility studies and projects to blend renewable hydrogen into selected Victorian and South Australian regional towns, and developing plans to transition AGIG’s networks to 100% hydrogen networks.

Prior to AGIG, Vikram was a partner at Deloitte, Australia and specialised in the energy and utilities sector advising leading energy companies and government agencies on strategy and investments, energy policy and decarbonisation. He has also held senior management positions at Singapore Power and Powercor Australia.

Vikram has a bachelors degree in Physics and a MBA.

Vikram was voted on to the board of the Australian Hydrogen Council in 2021.

Lucy Nation

Lucy has worked for bp since 1998 in Australia, the US, UK, Europe and Singapore. She spent 13 years in refining and manufacturing, including as the plant manager for the bp Wilmington Calciner in Los Angeles before moving to London to be the executive assistant to the bp CEO of Downstream. She then joined bp’s trading organization working on terminal strategy and M&A projects in Europe before moving to Singapore as a trading manager for Asia, the Middle East and Southern Africa.

Lucy returned to Australia to become the Vice president of midstream Asia Pacific covering supply, wholesale marketing and terminals for downstream businesses in the region before becoming the CFO and Head of Strategy for Asia Pacific Fuels.

In January 2021 Lucy was appointed to the position of Vice President of regions, cities and solutions, Asia Pacific – a new division of bp focused on providing integrated and decarbonized energy solutions to corporations, cities, regions and bp’s own businesses in support of bp’s Net Zero commitments. Lucy has recently been appointed the Vice President of hydrogen in Australia and Asia Pacific, focused on developing bp’s expanding portfolio of green hydrogen projects including H2Kwinana, GERI and AREH.

Lucy is a director of BP Australia and Channel Infrastructure. She has a Bachelor of Chemical Engineering from the University of Adelaide and a Graduate Diploma in Applied Finance from the Australian Securities Institute.

Lucy was voted on to the board of the Australian Hydrogen Council in 2022.

Chris Dolman

Chris Dolman is Business Manager, Clean Energy for BOC South Pacific.

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 works on Hydrogen Project Development in both Australia with a focus on mobility projects and decarbonising hard to abate sectors while export markets develop. Chris is working closely with a number of international fuel cell truck and bus providers to bring vehicles to Australia with these expected to enter the market in the coming years in hydrogen clusters across the country. Australia is competing against countries with large government subsidies internationally with truck and bus providers key to many Australian projects.

Chris is an active member of the NERA hydrogen clusters including the being a Board member of SAH2, a member of the VH2 Advisory Council as supporting various state based Zero Emission working groups. Additionally, Chris to bring an extended network to partners as well as BOC colleagues supporting Standards Australia for Hydrogen and the Australian New Zealand Industrial Gas Association which has been working with hydrogen safely and effectively for decades.

Collaboration as well as safety are key components for the hydrogen sector to maximise opportunities both locally and with exports into the future. Project proponents within the hydrogen and renewables sector all bring different skill sets with strong partnerships the key to expediting projects.

The hydrogen economy remains a significant opportunity for Australia while sharing learnings from projects will allow the sector to develop more quickly. Chris has worked to share key learnings to the BOC ARENA funded Bulwer Island project and will continue to share learnings from all projects with the sector to ensure it develops quickly.