Industry experts bring wealth of expertise to Hydrogen Energy Association board

The UK’s leading association representing the full hydrogen value chain has announced its new executive team for the coming year. 

Members of the Hydrogen Energy Association voted to elect representatives from the wider membership – and the new team promises to bring a wealth of knowledge and experience to the roles. 

Amanda Lyne, Managing Director of ULEMCo Ltd, has been announced as the Chair of the HEA for the third year running, while the Deputy Chairs are Neil Filkin of Conrad Energy, and Andrew Winship, GHD. 

Amanda, whose firm specialises in dual fuel technology enabling commercial vehicles to convert the fuel they run on to include hydrogen, has been involved in the HEA for 15 years. 

She said: “I’m delighted to continue to Chair the HEA, supporting the team to ensure that we offer members added value in line with proven track record of raising the profile of hydrogen’s role in the energy transition.

“I am personally motivated by our association’s focus on the really practical things that are needed in the industry to make the hydrogen economy happen and am looking forward to seeing the ‘fruits of all our labours’ come to fruition in the next few years.”               

Deputy Chair Neil, who is Technical Director at Conrad Energy, has 25 years’ experience in energy, engineering and manufacturing sectors. Formerly Operations Director of Viridis Power, he has also worked for Infinis, Rolls-Royce and Philips. 

Deputy Chair Andrew Winship is GHD’s Future Energy Lead – Hydrogen Europe and Middle East who has previously held roles at Air Liquide, The Linde Group, BOC Gases and bp. GHD is a multidisciplinary professional services network providing clients with integrated solutions in a range of sectors, including Hydrogen, in the UK and around the globe.

The wider Executive team is made up of individuals from Anglo American, Baker Botts, Johnson Matthey, Petrofaq, BSR Energy and Statkraft.

Joining themare elected members Frank Ashton from Chesterfield Special Cylinders, Keith Croysdale from Luxfer and Lee Juby from Fuel Cell Systems.

The new team will support Celia Greaves, the HEA’s CEO and Founder advocating for and accelerating the transition to Net Zero through the deployment of hydrogen solutions.

She said: “We are delighted to welcome the Chair and Deputy Chairs, and to have such a solid team at the helm bringing with them a fantastic mix of experience and perspective.

“We have been very lucky to have Amanda chairing the HEA for several years and Neil as a Deputy Chair and we are thrilled to be welcoming Andrew to this very influential grouping.

“We thank Ross Fairley of Burges Salmon who has been a Deputy Chair for the last two years and has done an excellent job.”