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James Baulderstone

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James has been leading AIE since its inception in 2017 and has worked in the energy industry for more than 20 years, most recently as Chief Operations Officer at energy utility owner Duet Group. Prior to that he held numerous positions at Santos Ltd, including Vice President Eastern Australia.  James has also held senior Corporate and Commercial roles across a range of industrial sectors including at FH Faulding, Mayne Group and BlueScope Steel.

James’  in depth knowledge of all aspects of the complex Australian energy market, together with his experience in complex operational, commercial, finance and government relations, enables him to drive innovative solutions to today’s energy challenges.

James has Honours degrees in both Science and Law.

Adam Bacon

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Adam has over 20 years’ experience working in the resources, energy and infrastructure sectors. Prior to joining AIE he held various executive roles in General Electric (GE), most recently as the Executive Director for the GE Services businesses in the region, which covered GE Power, GE Renewable, GE Oil & Gas, GE Transportation and GE Mining. Adam has also led the global services business for GE across Africa, Europe and Asia.

Adam has previously worked for Honeywell, BHP, EnergyAustralia, SAP and UGL. He has a degree in Electrical Engineering.

Yuhei Hamada

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Hamada has worked in various roles for Marubeni over the past 12 years. Since April 2016, he has been Marubeni Australia’s General Manager of Energy Infrastructure and is also the Finance Director of AIE.

Hamada has extensive experience in energy related projects including investment in gas transmission pipelines, gas processing facilities, gas distribution networks and electricity transmission. In his previous role as Marubeni’s Manager of Energy and Chemical Projects, he was involved in the development and acquisition of energy related infrastructure in Oceania, Europe and South-eastern Asia markets.

Hamada has a Masters degree in Environmental and Resource Engineering from Hokkaido University.

Kylie Hargreaves

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Before joining AIE, Kylie spent over 25 years in the Government sector as Deputy Secretary for various portfolios within the NSW Government and as Australia’s Senior Trade & Investment Commissioner for the UK, Ireland and Israel; West USA; and Spain and Portugal.

Kylie has held numerous Board positions and was a Founding Partner for both Women in Global Business and Australia’s premier public diplomacy initiative in the USA –  G’day USA.

A NSW Finalist in the 2017 Telstra Business Women’s Awards, Kylie is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and has an Honours degree in International Business Relations.

Nick Kuys

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Nick has over 10 years’ experience working in the infrastructure and energy sectors. Prior to joining AIE he was General Manager – Operations and Investor Relations for the ASX 100 listed DUET Group (DUET), which owned gas transmission, gas and electricity distribution and energy generation businesses across Australia, North America and the United Kingdom.

Nick previously worked within Macquarie Group’s Infrastructure and Real Assets division and for Westpac Banking Corporation.

Nick holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree, an MBA and is a Chartered Accountant.

Keith Walker

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Keith has over 35 years’ experience developing, designing, building and leading capital project delivery in the Middle East, South East Asia and Australasia. He began his career with Shell in the UK, then spent an extended period with McDermott International in Dubai and a number of years managing offshore projects with Kvaerner in the Far East.

Keith was Chief Operating Officer for the Global Process Systems (GPS) group of companies and spent many years as General Manager of Engineering and Projects with Santos Ltd.

Most recently Keith headed an international consortium as Project Director, managing the joint development of a billion dollar ammonia and urea manufacturing complex in New Zealand.

Keith has an Honours degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Kings College, University of London, is a Chartered Engineer and Member of the Institute of Mechanical Engineers.

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Squadron Energy

Stuart Johnston

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Stuart is CEO of Squadron Energy and has almost 30 years’ experience in the energy industry, including pipeline operations and LNG project development.

Stuart enjoyed a 20 year career with Royal Dutch Shell working in the UK, the USA, the Netherlands and Australia, ending his tenure with the Company as Vice President Strategy Portfolio & Planning with Shell Upstream International.

Prior to joining Squadron in 2017, Stuart spent seven years as CEO of DBP, the owner and operator of the Dampier to Bunbury Natural Gas Pipeline. During his time at DBP he was involved in the expansion of the main pipeline to Perth and the completion of several new pipeline and energy infrastructure projects.

He has a Bachelor of Engineering from the University of Nottingham and a MBA from London Business School.

Marubeni Corporation

Yoichi Noborisaka

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Noborisaka has extensive experience in international project management in a broad range of business fields for Marubeni, with over a decade working on the Company’s oil & gas infrastructure interests.

He has directorship of a number of Marubeni’s joint ventures in Australia and in Europe. In 2017, after several years working in Australia on Marubeni’s energy infrastructure investments, he was appointed Chairman of the joint venture which controls the Company’s interests in gas pipelines, gas processing facilities, gas power stations and electricity transmission lines in Australia.

Noborisaka is also General Manager of Marubeni Corporation’s Energy Infrastructure Department, responsible for investments across Europe, Oceania, CIS, Asia, the Middle East and Africa.

Noborisaka is a graduate of Tokyo’s Keio University.


Kensuke Ohyama

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Kensuke (Ken) is the General Manager of JERA’s Fuel Business Development and Gas and Power Development Team.

Since 2017, Ken has been responsible for the development of JERA’s LNG value chain business in Australia and Taiwan.

Ken’s career in the energy industry spans nearly 20 years and he has extensive experience as a commercial manager. Prior to joining JERA in 2017, Ken spent 17 years with Tokyo Electric Power, Accenture and GCA where he gained extensive experience in energy industry project developments and mergers and acquisitions.

Ken led the negotiations with Chevron on Tokyo Electric’s equity acquisition of the Wheatstone LNG Project.

He holds a Bachelor of Law degree from Tokyo University.