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Wales 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.

Wales Section Chair

Helen Fitzgerald

Helen Fitzgerald

Helen has been Physical Strategy Manager for System Operation at Wales & West Utilities for the last nine years. The role involves a mix of network planning and support to the control room with mechanical activities on the local transmission system.  She said: "I have quite a few years' experience in the gas industry, having joined as a BG Group graduate in 1999. I've been fortunate to experience different roles across the business, but never straying too far from above 7bar asset management.

"I am really looking forward to my year as Chair of the Wales Section. I'm also hoping to raise the Section's profile through technical visits and events currently in the planning stages. So far, we've got a visit to Five Fords Energy Park, in Wrexham, pencilled in for September. With lots of peaking power generation connecting on our doorstep, a trip to one of these sites is also on the cards.

"As always, we will have our annual Wales Section dinner in early November, which is a big hit with all who attend, providing an excellent opportunity for networking combined with great food and entertainment."

Senior Vice chair  Thomas James

Junior Vice Chair Morgan James


Contact Details

Chairman: Helen Fitzgerald

Secretary: Joe Bowker

Treasurer: Steven Edwards


Section Events

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