Company Overview

Hazer Group Ltd was incorporated in 2010 as a specialist commercialisation company for the development of the Hazer Process – a novel hydrogen and graphite production process developed by researchers at the University of Western Australia (UWA).

Company Background

The research project that now underpins the Hazer Process was initially developed at the University of WA over several years, with funding supplied from the Australian Research Council and industry partners including Wesfarmers Limited. After the process’ demonstrated initial success, Hazer Group (initially called Hazer Pty Ltd) was established in 2010 to commercialise the technology.

On its formation, Hazer Pty Ltd secured seed capital to undertake further commercial development of the technology. The Company secured further capital in 2014, for additional working capital and corporate development costs. In March 2015, the company became a public company and changed its name to Hazer Group Limited.

Board and management

Production technology of high purity graphite product and hydrogen gas from natural gas with zero carbon dioxide emissions.

Board of Directors


Mr Rick Hopkins – Chairman

  • Partner, PKF Lawler (previously Barringtons CA)
  • Substantial director experience in public and private entities, plus significant corporate finance and tax expertise
  • Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants , Fellow of the Financial Services Institute of Australasia


Ms Danielle Lee – Director

  • Corporate lawyer with more than 20 years’ experience with approximately 9 years as legal counsel at ASX Sydney and Assistant Manager at ASX Perth.
  • Main practice areas are corporate advisory, governance and equity capital markets; regularly advises on issues relating to the Corporations Act and ASX Listing Rules


Mr Andrew Harris – Non-Executive Director

  • Lead Director of the Engineering Excellence Group within Laing O’Rouke
  • Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at the University of Sydney
  • Previously the CTO of Zenogen, a hydrogen production technology company, and a co-founder of Oak Nano, a start-up commercialising novel carbon nanotube technology.



Mr Geoff Pocock – Managing Director

  • Principal, Polaris Consulting (WA)
  • Founder, HazerGroup Ltd
  • Over 15 years experience in commercialisation, corporate finance and strategy
  • Ex Managing Partner mid tier strategy consulting business
  • Tertiary qualifications in Chemistry, Law and Applied Finance


Dr Andrew Cornejo – Chief Technical Officer

  • PhD and key researcher on the initial Hazer project
  • Lead inventor on a number of patents.
  • Commercial experience in engineering consultancy and resources project development.
  • Bachelor of mechanical engineering and commerce (UWA), Graduate Cert in research commercialisation (QUT)



Mr Terry Walsh – Non-Executive Director (Chief Development Officer)

  • A senior commercial lawyer and manager with more than 20 years’ experience in project development and general commercial law.
  • Most recently the General Counsel of Hancock Prospecting Pty Ltd and Corporate Counsel with Rio Tinto Ltd.
  • Involved with the legal and commercial aspects associated with the development, funding and operation of major mining and engineering projects.


Ms Emma Waldon – Company Secretary

  • Over 18 years global corporate experience.
  • Company Secretary of MOKO Social Media Limited
  • Diverse financial, corporate advisory and risk management roles at Ernst & Young, Euroz Securities, Lloyds Banking Group (London) and Deloitte.
  • Member, AICA, a Fellow of the FINSIA and a Certificated Member of GIA.


Hazer’s development strategy for the commercialisation of the HAZER Process is focusing on key milestones:

  • Progressive scale up and optimisation of the HAZER process.
  • Development work to demonstrate and enhance the utility of HAZER graphite in key applications.
  • Commissioning of a larger demonstration plant, as a precursor to the development of commercial plants.
  • Corporate Governance

    HazerGroup Ltd strives to achieve the highest level of corporate governance possible. Our corporate governance practices are defined in the following documents:

    1. Corporate Governance Statement
    2. Board Charter
    3. Audit & Risk Committee Charter
    4. Remuneration and Nomination Committee Charter (marked up)
    5. Securities Dealing Policy
    6. Continuous Disclosure and Market Communications Policy
    7. Shareholder Communications Policy
    8. Code of Conduct