About Australian Hydrogen Council

AHC board of directors

The AHC is supported by a board of directors who are picked by our members.

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.

Chris Dolman

BOC South Pacific

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.

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.

Vikram Singh

Australian Gas Infrastructure Group

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.

Alana Barlow

Queensland Department of Energy & Public Works

Alana Barlow is an experienced business development executive in the hydrogen energy sector. Working as the National Hydrogen Commercialisation Manager at Sumitomo Australia, she leads the Japanese trading house’s hydrogen strategy and project development in Australia. Alana is also a director of Sumitomo’s Australian hydrogen subsidiaries.

Alana’s work in the hydrogen industry has focused on domestic decarbonization in hard to abate sectors, and hydrogen derivatives for export markets. Some of the initiatives lead by Alana include regional preliminary master planning for enabling hydrogen ecosystem infrastructure, developing green shipping corridors for Australia and New Zealand, as well as leading the Rio Tinto and Sumitomo, Yarwun Hydrogen Calcination Pilot Demonstration Program to FID and delivery.

Prior to joining the hydrogen industry, Alana worked as an Australian commercial lawyer and company secretarial professional in a variety sectors including power generation and infrastructure, mineral resources, and diverse international trade.

Alana holds a Bachelor of Laws, and is admitted to the NSW Supreme Court Roll of Lawyers.

Alana was voted on to the board of the Australian Hydrogen Council in 2023.

Ryan Willemsen-Bell

Origin Energy

Ryan is a senior executive in the Energy industry with extensive experience operating across a broad set of industries including Energy, Aviation, Retail, Manufacturing and Business Services.  

Ryan joined Origin in 2009 and was appointed General Manager Future Fuels & Carbon in April 2022. 

In his current role Ryan is focused on driving the energy transition and achieving emissions reductions through the emerging areas of renewable fuel development for domestic and export markets, including biofuels and hydrogen. He also leads the carbon solutions activities that include nature-based carbon offset development and technology-based carbon solutions such as carbon capture and storage. 

Throughout his career Ryan has invested in building organisational capability to transform businesses for the future through innovation, digitisation and the adoption of emerging technologies. 

Ryan holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of NSW and is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Ryan was voted on to the board of the Australian Hydrogen Council in 2023.

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