Hyzon taps Edgley to lead regional charge


Business development veteran is hydrogen vehicles player’s choice

Hyzon taps Edgley to lead regional charge
John Edgley

 

Busy hydrogen fuel cell-powered heavy vehicles builder Hyzon has strengthened its regional presence with the appointment of John Edgley to lead the company’s Australia and New Zealand operations.

Edgley, investment and business development veteran, is to take over as managing director July 23, based in Melbourne, as Hyzon continues to expand its footprint in the Australasian region.

He joins Hyzon after having served as the chief investment officer for SHL Global Investments, a multinational industrial conglomerate with operations in water and wastewater treatment, marine construction, infrastructure, and diversified portfolio investment.

Edgley also has served as director and managing director for Australian companies specializing in private equity, residential developments and health care. He has an MBA from Harvard University and a bachelor’s degree in engineering from the University of Melbourne.

He is to oversee Hyzon’s first delivery of hydrogen fuel cell-powered coaches to Fortescue Metals Group’s Christmas Creek iron ore hub in Western Australia and the first hydrogen-powered prime movers to Hiringa Energy in New Zealand.

"There is enormous opportunity in this region of the world for Hyzon to introduce its hydrogen fuel cell technology," Edgley said.

He added: "It is a real privilege to be building new jobs, new manufacturing and technology facilities, and a fundamentally new industry in Australia and New Zealand, that will underpin a sustainable future for us all."

Hyzon CEO and co-founder Craig Knight said Edgley’s "experience in the energy and industrial world will allow us to continue to grow our presence in these hydrogen-ready, high-growth corners of the world."

Edgley’s appointment comes ahead of Hyzon’s business combination with Decarbonization Plus Acquisition Corporation ,a special purpose acquisition company, that aims to result in Hyzon becoming a publicly listed company.

 

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