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Midlands Section

IGEM has a network of Sections that enhances membership by offering a local perspective and enabling involvement with issues in and around the gas industry. The Sections are run by volunteers who organise a range of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) events and networking opportunities.

Each Section has its own Chair and Secretary to deal with any queries you may have within your area.

Chair Midlands Section Rosemary McAll

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Unusually, the IGEM Midlands Section chair is not an engineer, but a mathematician. Rosemary McAll first experienced the gas industry in 1981 as an industrial student for a year's placement as part of a sandwich-course degree at Northumbria University. She was based at the world-renowned Engineering Research Station at Killingworth where she was set to work on the cast-iron pipes review system that later became known as The Points Scheme. Rosemary also worked on the scheme that replaced it - the Mains Risk Prioritisation Scheme.

After university Rosemary spent a year teaching maths but soon realised she wanted to go back to gas. Three decades later she is still enjoying the gas world and the challenges that come from helping asset managers by producing risk assessment models for gas mains, services, risers and valves for DNV GL.

Rosemary said: "Being employed by a gas consultancy company has enabled me to work with other industries too, such as water, rail, aviation, and electricity, so I hope to take advantage of this experience to deliver a varied programme during our calendar of events as part of my theme of 'Learning from other industries'. I want to show that 'engineers' in the gas industry come in many forms, even mathematicians. We have already held an event that covered the challenges of avoiding buried assets and how to overcome them. I hope to include site visits where possible, and subjects such as HS2 and PE manufacture during the rest of my tenure."

Senior Vice Chair Ben Kuchta

Junior Vice Chair Andy Finch

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Contact Details

Chairman: Rosemary McAll

Secretary: Robert Rourke

Treasurer: Shaun Bennett

Contact: midlands@igem.org.uk

Section Events

For information on the Midlands District Section events please see the events calendar by clicking here