IGEM President

David Tomkin

David is a Chartered Engineer and Fellow of IGEM, who began his career 23 years ago as an apprentice engineer with Transco as it was at the time (and subsequently NGN as it became in the North East post ‘split’) before he moved to work in the Gas Distribution National Control Centre (DNCC) as a shift engineer.  He has since gained experience in both the upstream and downstream sectors and across fuels, with roles at British Gas, as national technical manager for Gas Safe Register and more recently hydrogen as part of the H21 project and NGN ‘Hydrogen Homes’. 

David now works as a Principal Consultant for DNV at their Spadeadam Research and Testing site in Cumbria. This site conducts full-scale hazardous trials (fires, explosions and blasts) in both physical and simulated real-world environments and impact studies on full scale test facilities for clients and partners across the energy system as well as being part of DNV’s incident investigation team.

Over the years David has been active as a volunteer across a number of standards, panels, and committees for IGEM and was awarded IGEM's first ever Engineering Technician of the Year award in 2018.