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North East & Yorkshire 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.

Andy Middleton

North East & Yorkshire Section Chair

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I've worked within the gas industry for 25 years, starting out as an apprentice gas distribution engineer then moving into management positions in repair & replace and network maintenance. Then I spent several years in internal audit which gave me an invaluable exposure to other areas of the business. I'm now lead integrity engineer (pipelines) at Northern Gas Networks. I'm extremely fortunate to have a fully engaged and vibrant committee around me with a great mix of age and experience.

One of my key objectives this year is to increase membership within the North East and Yorkshire Section, focusing on employees new to the business. And I'm giving the younger members the chance to lead on some events to help build their experience and confidence. We have a number of exciting events planned including the annual Hot Topic event which will focus on Customer Energy Solutions, a trip to the OxFlow laboratories at Oxford University, as well as a craft beer brewery visit!

We are also planning our winter charity ball in Leeds, which is one of the highlights of the year. The section encourages and is always on the lookout for individuals keen to add value so please join us at any of our events and feel free to get involved!

Vice Chair Chris Hogg


Contact Details

Chairman: Andy Middleton

Secretary: Sara Lambelle-Wilson

Treasurer: Mark Tindley


Section Events

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