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 organize a range of Continuous Professional Development (CPD)
events and networking opportunities.
Each Section has its own Chairperson and Secretary to deal with
any queries you may have within your area.
Chair Wales Section
Martin started in 1990 as a cartographer in the drawing office
at Llandarcy, West Wales District Office. From there moved into a
Network Assistant role planning the replacement and growth of the
low pressure distribution network. In 1995, he moved to the
Grangetown Office at Cardiff when the South Wales Distribution
Network was formed.
He had change of career path in 2000 when he secured a role as a
Network Officer within the >7 Bar Asset Management Team, working
closely with >7 Bar Network Analysis to identify growth
requirements on the >7 Bar Network to research and prepare
relevant Business Cases for submission to the National Grid
Investment Committee, following which he was seconded into the
>7 Bar Network Analysis and Work Definition Role.
This has led to Martin gaining his current position as the Above
7 Bar Design Manager with the Wales and West Utilities Capital
During his employment within the gas industry Martin has gained
a HNC in Mechanical Engineering followed by a BEng(Hons) in
Mechanical Production Engineering. He is married with a nine year
old son Ben, and enjoys motorcycling in his spare time, with a
particular fondness for older Ducatis'.
Martin is currently an Associate member of IGEM with the
intention of gaining Engineering Technician followed by
Incorporated Status within the current year.