Meet The Team

Heidi Breen, CEO

Heidi Breen has forged a successful career in energy, across electricity distribution, retail and energy services businesses characterised by leadership roles that challenge conventional thinking.

As a senior leader at Energy Queensland, Heidi worked with leading teams to develop solar behind-the-meter Power Purchase Agreements, microgrids, deploy batteries and hybrid energy systems.

Heidi was recently embedded in BCG Digital Ventures creating a digital start-up business, and has deep experience in start-ups, product development and innovation.

"The CEO role for H2Q is the opportunity to bring together my energy industry experience and networks in a start-up with enormous potential to support the hydrogen industry to accelerate and succeed in Queensland.

As CEO, the most rewarding part of my day is working with the ecosystem to shape the hydrogen industry, growing opportunities to showcase Queensland to the rest of Australia and the world."

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Board of Directors

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Renata Berglas

Director & Chair

Renata is a senior executive and policy professional with extensive transport, freight, logistics, hydrogen and beef industry development experience. She has qualifications in economics, finance and company director governance. Renata has extensive experience working with industry and government boards to achieve policy outcomes that improve the business environment, level the playing field and enable business to flourish. She is currently the Chair of Hydrogen Queensland and an Independent Member of Minister De Brenni's Hydrogen Taskforce.

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Andrew Scott

Director & Company Secretary

Andrew is the Principal Innovator at Symbiotic Innovations. He has a long history in technology innovation, with over 30 years of experience in the resource industry with Placer Dome and Barrick Gold. Andrew is part of the founding team for the Global Mining Guidelines collaboration group. He is also Executive Chair for Queensland Robotics, a cluster where industry, researchers, government, startups, entrepreneurs and venture capitalists are working together to grow the Australian robotics industry through collaboration, trust and innovation. 

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Trevor Holmes

Treasurer

Trevor is a specialist in disruption strategy, having studied under Professor Clayton Christensen's Disruption Theory Program through Harvard Business School. He sits on several company boards and is the Managing Director of Advivo Innovation and Commercialisation. Trevor is excited about the disruptive nature of the hydrogen industry. He is committed to nurturing Australian-based commercial applications in this evolving market which he firmly believes will be an essential part of the global clean energy solution.

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Andy Marsland

Director

Andy Marsland is one of the leading recruitment managers in Australia for energy, with experience spanning over 18 years in Australia and the UK. He has headed Stellar's energy business since 2010 and has been working within the emerging hydrogen energy sector for the past two years. Andy also created and hosts a dedicated hydrogen podcast, Exploring Hydrogen. His personal mission is to champion positive engagement and advancement of the energy sector. 

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Mike Straughton

Director

Mike is a system thinker, working with project developers and investors to align techno-economic factors that turn good ideas into successful projects. Having held a project steering committee role on a proposed hydrogen export project gave Mike key insights into the technical and economic considerations that impact the feasibility of projects of this nature. Mike has also contributed to hydrogen policy engagements in Australia and New Zealand.

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Alex Blauensteiner

Director

Alex has held senior executive roles in government, industry and research sectors in Australia, USA, Europe and Asia. Alex's experience includes leading the successful entry of technology businesses into international markets, establishing major public-private collaborations, driving growth of emerging knowledgebased industries and implementing initiatives that have improved regional innovation ecosystem performance. 

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Chris Mills

Director

Chris Mills is the Founder and Managing Director of Strategenics, a digital strategy and product development company focused on data analytics, data science, software development, and artificial intelligence. With  experience in economic modelling, business case development and economic development, Chrisfirmly believes a sustainable renewable energy supply chain and export industry is a pathway to economic growth for Queensland and Australia.

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