Advisory Board

Quest Events would like to take this opportunity to sincerely thank the official 2022 event advisory panel who contributed their valuable time and expertise to ensure the agenda for this event was timely and relevant for all stakeholders with an interest in a future hydrogen industry.


  • Peter Dawson
    Director – Strategy and Corporate, Lycopodium Limited

    Peter is Director – Strategy and Corporate for Lycopodium Limited. 

    A metallurgist by background, Peter spent 17 years in operations before moving into corporate roles, including as an executive director of several listed mining companies.  He transferred from client-side management into consulting as a Partner at KPMG Corporate Finance (M&A), a position he held for 10 years during which time he was involved in a wide range of transactions in the mining and oil & gas sectors.  

    Peter then spent 5 years as Managing Director and CEO of oil & gas consultancy RISC Advisory, the leading oil & gas consultancy in Australia providing technical and commercial due diligence reports for multi-billion dollar transactions on global oil & gas assets.  Peter has been with Lycopodium since 2017 and, among other things, leads Lycopodium’s Energy Group.

  • Robert Dickinson
    Director, Hydricity Systems

    Dr. Robert Dickinson is a Director of Hydricity Systems.  Dr. Dickinson received his PhD in Systems Design Engineering from Canada’s University of Waterloo (1985), following degrees from The University of Melbourne (1977, 79) and The University of Guelph (Canada) (1982).

    UWaterloo’s Systems Design Engineering helps graduates find optimal solutions to increasingly complex and multifaceted problems in modern technological society involving not only technical, but also environmental, socio-economic and political factors. This experience led to a diverse engineering and consulting career, and provides an ideal foundation for the skills required to help take South Australia’s leadership in clean energy even further ahead of the rest of the nation. Most recently this has included energy market design for post 2025 to eliminate the minimum demand issue and existing perverse proposals such as curtailing otherwise excess wind, large scale solar, and even roof-top solar PV.
    Dr. Dickinson has almost three decades of experience in corporate innovation financial support through R&D tax programs: Canada’s Research and Experimental Development4 program for Montreal based Dataspace Insight Inc from 1992 through 2004, followed by Australia’s R&D Tax Incentive program from 2005 to present, for Dataspace Insight Pty Ltd, in part trading as Hydricity Systems.