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31 May 2024

Business leaders' boardroom luncheon with Sam Crafter

DMAW Lawyers recently hosted a group of business leaders for an insightful session with Sam Crafter, Chief Executive Officer, Office of Hydrogen Power South Australia.

Sam Crafter’s extensive career, with a focus on the energy and resources industries has spanned project implementation, commercial advisory, public affairs, communications and reputation management in both the public and private sector, over more than 20 years.

Sam was appointed Chief Executive Officer for the Office of Hydrogen Power SA to assemble and lead a high performing team to procure, build and operate a Hydrogen Power Plant at Whyalla, to be operational by 2025. Delivering the hydrogen fuelled power generation and associated production and storage facilities in the Upper Spencer Gulf Region, is the objective of the office.

At this session, facilitated by principal Chris Floreani, guests enjoyed lunch in our boardroom overlooking the Adelaide CBD and a topical presentation from Sam Crafter who provided an overview of the hydrogen landscape in South Australia.

DMAW Lawyers would like to thank Sam for taking the time to share his invaluable knowledge and insights with the group.

Thank you also to our distinguished guests for their interest and keen participation on the day.

What is the Office of Hydrogen Power South Australia?

The Office of Hydrogen Power South Australia was established in 2022 and is an attached office to the Department for Energy and Mining and reports to the Minister for Energy and Mining. The Office of Hydrogen Power South Australia is responsible for overseeing the design and delivery of the South Australian Government’s Hydrogen Jobs Plan, facilitating the Port Bonython Hydrogen Hub and industry development to accelerate South Australia’s emerging hydrogen economy.

Find out more about the Office of Hydrogen Power South Australia and it's priorities as the world works towards a net zero emissions future here.


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