Wood has named Josh Carmichael as Vice President of Hydrogen, reiterating the company’s commitment to speeding the global energy transition and offering the necessary mix of technical solutions to achieve a net-zero energy future.
To achieve the Paris Agreement’s objectives and in preparation for the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26), many of the world’s greatest economies and leading enterprises are migrating to a more sustainable energy system powered by clean energy sources such as hydrogen.
Josh has considerable experience in hydrogen, having held top positions with Transdev in the Netherlands and the South Australian Government, where he designed the state’s green hydrogen investment strategy.
Josh will manage Wood’s global hydrogen push in this newly created job, collaborating with clients, industry partners, and government agencies to promote the rapidly growing hydrogen sector. Josh will leverage Wood’s current hydrogen knowledge, working closely with colleagues in key hydrogen markets, to position the firm as a preferred partner for developing strategic and impactful hydrogen projects around the world.
“With interest in hydrogen gaining global momentum, Josh’s appointment comes at a pivotal time for Wood. We have a clear strategy to stay at the forefront of the clean hydrogen revolution with the right technology, people and partnerships.
“As a leader in hydrogen production technology, Wood has been supplying hydrogen production units globally for more than 60 years. We also have experience in carbon capture and storage, renewable power and pipelines for distribution. This puts us in a unique position to unlock the opportunities of a clean hydrogen energy system and support our clients looking for robust hydrogen expertise.
“I am confident that Josh’s in-depth expertise, coupled with Wood’s innovative solutions, will help our clients succeed in their journey to net-zero. I look forward to working closely together as we help turn our ambitious plans into reality for a better, more sustainable future for generations to come,” said Andy Hemingway, President of Energy, Innovation & Optimisation at Wood.
Commenting on his new role, Josh added, “I’m delighted to be joining Wood in this global role at what is a very exciting time to be working in the hydrogen sector. I’m looking forward to bringing my experience and knowledge to grow Wood’s hydrogen offering for its new and existing partners, clients and stakeholders. Together, we have the opportunity to lead the energy transition and make a real impact on the world.”