Daryl Wilson has stepped down from his role as Executive Director of the Hydrogen Council to focus on his health.
In a statement released today (September 15), the Hydrogen Council said Wilson was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia (ALL) last month (August).
“Daryl is receiving outstanding treatment in Canada and the prognosis by his medial team is 90% confident of being in remission in 30-60 days,” the statement said. “Given the intensity of the treatment and to focus on his recovery, Daryl has made the difficult yet heartfelt decision to step down from his role.”
Wilson was appointed as the Council’s first Executive Director in October 2020, and has since overseen the significant growth of the group – now boasting nearly 150 steering members, supporting members and investor group members.
“Amidst the rapid expansion of the hydrogen industry in recent years, the Hydrogen Council, under Daryl’s leadership, has equally witnessed impressive growth. As Daryl embarks on a journey of recovery, our sincerest well wishes accompany him,” said Hydrogen Council Co-Chair, and Chairman of Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Yoshinori Kanehana.
Sanjiv Lamba, Hydrogen Council Co-Chair and CEO of Linde, added, “News of Daryl’s pending departure weighs heavily upon the Council – one that will be keenly felt as a great loss. We wish him a speedy recovery. Our thoughts are with Daryl and his family.”
The Council said it has taken the necessary steps to ensure continuity of services and operations in the transition, with Steven Libbrecht stepping into the role of Interim Executive Director, while Daria Nochevnik will serve as the group’s primary external spokesperson.
H2 View wishes Daryl all the best in his recovery.