Powering the Future: creating a hydrogen industry in the hunter region

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Powering the Future: creating a hydrogen industry in the hunter region

About the speaker
  • Alice Thompson
    Alice Thompson
    Chief Executive Officer at Committee for the Hunter
    Alice commenced as CEO for the Committee for the Hunter in March 2020. A leader in public policy, Alice has worked across all three levels of government and the private sector with expertise in infrastructure, transport, urban planning and regional development. Alice has advised both Labor and Liberal governments, including as Senior Advisor to Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, Director Economics in NSW Premier and Cabinet, and Director of the Major Cities Unit and Infrastructure Australia under now-Prime Minister Albanese. She was national lead, cities and regions at KPMG. Throughout her career, Alice has championed innovative, place-based approaches to economic development. This includes City Deals and contemporary approaches to strategic planning, urban renewal, precincts and investment attraction.

Key takeaways

Success in the hydrogen industry requires strong collaboration and coordination.

The Hunter region is undergoing a transition to clean energy and clean tech industries as the world moves towards net zero

The Hunter region invites young people and stakeholders worldwide to participate in shaping a sustainable future