AHC board of directors
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 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.
Scott has over two decades of experience in the motor industry in technical, media, product planning and technology advocacy roles. At NRMA Scott worked in vehicle inspection, judging and writing on Australia’s Best Cars Awards and as a member of the Technical Working Group with the Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP).
For the last 10 years Scott has been working for Hyundai Motor Company Australia in senior technical management, product planning, environment and Government engagement policy roles. Scott leads the company’s Hydrogen Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle project and future mobility programs. Scott was the co-founder of the Australian Hydrogen Council and was voted on to the board in 2019.
As a passionate proponent of vehicle safety, renewable transport and autonomous vehicle technology, Scott has engaged with many levels of Federal and State Government, as well as policy and academic experts and key industry partners around the world.
With over 15 years in the resources industry in both mining and downstream oil and gas, Sandra has worked across five Australian states and two continents. With Bachelor degrees in Mechanical Engineering and Commerce through the University of Melbourne, and an executive MBA from the Australian School of Graduate Management, she has moved through a variety of onsite engineering, project and management roles through to her current strategic role as Alternative Fuels Manager.
In this role, she is responsible for Viva Energy’s strategy and initial pilots in the transition towards a lower carbon future, with a particular focus on Hydrogen and Electric Vehicles.
Sandra was voted on to the board of the Australian Hydrogen Council in 2019.
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 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.