VIC: Building a clean hydrogen industry for Australia

VIC Division Commencement Dinner Keynote

Event details

Thursday 4 February 2021

6.00pm AEDT


RACV Club, 501 Bourke Street
Melbourne VIC 3000



Guest speaker

Dr Larry Marshall FTSE
Chief Executive, CSIRO

Building a clean hydrogen industry for Australia 

Dr Larry Marshall FTSE
Chief Executive, CSIRO

The world is undergoing a massive market shift towards lower emissions. Decarbonisation, and how we can adapt to mitigate impacts on our economy, will be crucial to global competitiveness. The question for Australia is – how can we create a new energy export that grows our economy, and maintains or increases the jobs in our energy sector?

In this presentation Dr Larry Marshall FTSE, Chief Executive at CSIRO will discuss the potential for hydrogen to transform our energy sector, transform our exports, and create an estimated 8,000 jobs and $11 billion a year in GDP.

Register early to avoid disappointment as the venue has limited capacity.

Dr Larry Marshall
Dr Larry Marshall FTSE

Chief Executive, CSIRO

Dr Larry Marshall FTSE is Chief Executive of CSIRO, Australia’s national science agency and innovation catalyst. CSIRO solves the greatest challenges through innovative science and technology, and has played a pivotal role in Australia’s response to recent challenges including prolonged drought, catastrophic bushfires and the COVID-19 pandemic.

Larry was appointed Chief Executive of CSIRO in 2015 for a five-year period and was re-appointed in 2020 for another three years. Under his leadership, CSIRO has delivered the highest industry revenue ever, a 70 per cent increase in CSIRO’s customer base, the largest increase in diversity, a more than ten-fold increase in CSIRO’s equity portfolio, the largest increase in appropriation, and high collaboration rates with universities and industry.

Larry is a scientist, technology innovator and business leader with a wealth of experience in creating new value and impact with science. He has a PhD in Physics and became a global leader in laser research, for which he has received several honours.

He has been CEO/MD and founder of six companies in biotechnology, telecommunications, semiconductors, and venture capital.

He has 100 publications and conference papers, holds 20 patents, and has served on 20 boards of high-tech companies operating in the US, Australia and China.

Larry is a Male Champion of Change committed to tackling gender equality. He is a passionate supporter of Australian innovation, and the power of science and technology to drive Australia’s economic recovery and resilience to future challenges.

Larry has been a Fellow of ATSE since 2016.

Venue — RACV City Club, 501 Bourke Street, Melbourne VIC 3000