Dean Dalla Valle appointed Hysata’s inaugural Chair

Hysata has appointed Dean Dalla Valle, a leading heavyweight in resources, as its inaugural Chair.

The Hysata team. Image supplied by Hysata.

Australian company Hysata is developing a completely new type of electrolyser, featuring an efficient electrolysis cell, coupled with a simplified balance of plant.

To facilitate the commercialisation of their technology, the company has appointed Dean Dalla Valle, a leading heavyweight in resources, as its inaugural Chair.

Dean joins Hysata’s board after spending four decades in the resources and infrastructure sectors. From his past roles as Chief Commercial Officer at BHP and Chief Executive Officer at Pacific National, he brings valuable experience to Hysata as the company continues to build inroads with global investors and customers.

“We are extremely proud to welcome Dean to the board of Hysata. His expertise will have a huge impact on our mission to deliver the world’s most efficient, simple and reliable electrolyser," Hysata CEO Paul Barrett said.

“Dean is a perfect fit as Chair of Hysata’s board. We will draw on his extensive global experience managing multi-billion-dollar deals and passion for the local region to get this home-grown technology to global scale."

“Additionally, his knowledge of the resources sector can be applied to advance the renewable energy industry and create value-add green exports for Australia including green iron, alumina, ammonia and methanol,” Barrett concluded.

“The Illawarra region has a strong legacy in manufacturing and has huge potential to support emerging clean energy industries as it transitions from its foundational enterprises. I’m excited to join Hysata and be part of this locally-born, leading-edge technology with the potential to create a new manufacturing industry in Australia and accelerate the global energy transition,” said Dean Dalla Valle.

“There is significant current and growing global demand for hydrogen electrolysers to help decarbonise the hard-to-abate sectors that account for 15-20% of the worlds emissions. Hysata’s transformative efficiency and approach to mass manufacturing will redefine the economics of green hydrogen,” Dalla Valle continued.

Local to the Illawarra region, Dean began his career at BHP as a 17-year-old electrical apprentice. Dean will join the existing board and is the latest in a number of distinguished new hires joining Hysata, including Dr Alan Finkel who joined as chair of Hysata’s Global Advisory Council in 2022.

The Global Advisory Council is separate to the board and is tasked with providing input into Hysata’s strategy for delivering its electrolyser globally into multiple customer segments including steelmaking, heavy transport, and the chemical industry.

To read more about Hysata, go to their website here.

Industry Partners