Mr Jason Crusan
As Vice President Technology, Jason Crusan is responsible for identifying, developing and maturing technologies that foster new growth, increase production, reduce costs, and enable Woodside’s people to work even more safely and efficiently.
Jason’s expertise is focused on progressing the company’s hydrogen developments, exploring new opportunities and pursing the latest technologies to enable Australia to become a major Hydrogen producer and user by the end of the decade.
Jason holds Bachelor degrees in Electrical Engineering and Physics, and a Masters degree in Computing Information Systems. Jason has more than 20 years’ experience in leveraging industry, academia and government partnerships to accelerate technology advancements across multiple industries.
Before joining Woodside in 2019, Jason worked for the United States’ National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), primarily in human spaceflight. Jason most recently served as the Director of the agency’s Advanced Exploration Systems. In this role, Jason led many technology developments and partnerships with commercial industry, including the first human-rated commercial module for the International Space Station (ISS), the first advance manufacturing device in space, the development of launch standards for CubeSats leading to over 100 missions flown in space, established the initial framework agreement for making the ISS a National Lab for commercial use, and served as the Senior Executive over NASA return to the Moon efforts with the establishment of the Gateway and Human Lunar return mission architecture.
Previously Jason has also served as the Chief Technologist for space operations, and successfully directed various technical and strategic initiatives as program or project manager including the flight of two radar instruments to the Moon. Jason was the founding Director of the Center of Excellence for Collaborative Innovation, formed to advance the utilisation of open innovation methodologies across the U.S. Government.