Stuart is the President of International Association for Hydrogen Safety and a task leader in FCHJU’s European Hydrogen Safety Panel. He has worked in the area of Safety since 1993, fulfilling a number of technical and oversight roles at the Health and Safety Executive’s Test and Research Centre in Buxton in the UK. These include creating and managing the Centre for Energy and Major Hazards, made up of 70 expert scientist and engineers working in the area of risk management, fire, explosion and process safety. In this role he has oversight of a programme of Hydrogen Safety Projects covering power, heat and transport supported by the European Commission, UK Government and Industry.
Nick Vice President
Nick is the Executive Director, Growth and Low Carbon Division within the Department for Energy and Mining in South Australia.
Nick leads the teams responsible for capturing the growth and economic value associated with South Australia’s world leading renewable, mineral and energy resources. The Growth and Low Carbon Division delivers projects of major importance to the Government, provides strategic policy and communications advice to the Minister and has a focus on developing future industries and decarbonising existing markets that align with the energy and mining sectors.
Nick is the Vice President of the International Association for Hydrogen Safety (HySafe) and a member of the Future Fuels Cooperative Research Centre’s Research Advisory Committee.
Prior to joining Government in 2014, Nick held a range of senior commercial and operational roles predominantly across the LPG and construction materials industries.
In addition to Nick’s energy and industry future planning roles, he is a non-executive director and Deputy Chair of Cara Inc, a large disability service provider; holds a Master’s degree in Business Administration, is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Energy.
Mr. Pablo Benguria, degree in Biology in 2001 and in Environmental Sciences in 2003 by the Basque Country University (EHU-UPV), worked for three years at Cimas Innovación y Medio Ambiente, an environmental consultancy. In 2006 he joined Labein-Tecnalia where he worked in a variety of projects related to industrial environment. Between 2008 and 2016, he coordinated a new research area at Tecnalia focused on water related applications and implications of nanomaterials. Since April 2016 Pablo is Project Manager in the Materials for Extreme Conditions group, where he manages both private and public funded research projects, such as H2020 NEMMO (GA #815278), HIGGS (GA #875091), CORTOOLS (GA EITRM103882) or NEWSKIN (GA #862100). In particular, Pablo is the Project Coordinator of NEMMO (“Next Evolution in Materials and Models for Ocean energy”), and manager of HarshLab Offshore Materials & Components Lab (https://harshlab.eu/), a unique offshore laboratory for the testing of materials and components in real offshore conditions. Last, since January 2021 Pablo is the Treasurer of the International Association for Hydrogen Safety (HYSAFE).