North East & Yorkshire Section


Chair: Ben Smith

Secretary: Sara Lambelle-Wilson

Treasurer: Peter Christie


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About our Section

Making the most of the opportunities in the region the North East & Yorkshire committee host a range of successful events and tours that review innovation and the future of gas. Our events provide insight into the work on hydrogen that is taking place in the area as well as linking in with Northern Gas Networks (NGN), operator of the gas distribution network in our region. Our committee’s annual Winter Charity Ball in November is a firm favourite with members and provides a great opportunity to network and socialise with people in the industry.


The current Chair of our North East & Yorkshire Section is Ben Smith. 

Ben is a Chartered Engineer and has an MSc in Pipeline Integrity Management and a first class degree in Mechanical Engineering.  He has provided engineering consultancy services for the gas industry since 2012 and currently holds the position of Senior Engineer within the UK Onshore team at ROSEN.

Ben has recently worked on a range of gas industry innovation projects, with responsibility for project scoping and management, product design and testing, developing product and test specifications, and writing or amending procedures. Additionally, he provides PSSR Competent Person services, IGEM/TD/1 audits, and engineering assessments for gas transmission and distribution systems.

"During my year as Chair of the North East & Yorkshire Section I am looking to continue to provide the drive, commitment and leadership for our dynamic Section committee.  We have a strong schedule of events for the upcoming year, which include site visits, exhibitions, presentations, YPPC, and our annual charity ball."

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