Neil Grose has announced a new career move after leaving the Meander Valley Council, he has now joined the Bell Bay Advanced Manufacturing Zone with a role focused on hydrogen.
As the Bell Bay hydrogen cluster manager, Mr Grose is tasked with helping lead Tasmania's hydrogen push which he described as an "exciting" time for the state.
"It [hydrogen] is the greatest opportunity the state has seen in 50 years and I am just wildly excited that I am going to be part of it," he said.
"This is where Tasmania can lead the globe."
BBAMZ chairman Leigh Darcy said the Mr Grose brought several skills to the role which would make him an asset to the team.
"Mr Grose's deep understanding of regional and national economic development and his ability to develop strong networks of new and existing business will be invaluable as BBAMZ seeks to lead the country in the creation of a vibrant hydrogen industry," Mr Darcy said.
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"BBAMZ is looking forward to the growth of the hydrogen industry at Bell Bay alongside existing Bell Bay industries and looks forward to Mr Grose joining the BBAMZ team."
Mr Grose previously held positions with the Launceston Chamber of Commerce as chief executive, as well as manager of business and economic recovery with the Meander Valley Council.
The role at BBAMZ will be Mr Grose's third role in 12 months, but he said the new role was too good to pass up.
"Moving off into local government, I was probably looking for a different challenge than what ultimately transpired," he said.
"I've always been someone that when the next opportunity presents and the one you're currently in doesn't quite deliver then you move on.
"It wasn't a really difficult decision for me to say 'I reckon my future and my skills lie in developing hydrogen' and doing what I can do there."
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