North West Section

Contact

Chair: Glenn Halton 

Secretary: Shobna Mistry

Treasurer: Nick Jerman

 Email: northwest@igem.org.uk

Images from IGEM's North West Section activities

About our Section

The North West Section host a series of events ranging from technical paper evenings with keynote speakers, to industry site visits across the region. Our popular Christmas lunch takes place the second week of December and is a great opportunity to network with colleagues from across the industry.

Our committee meets bi-monthly and is keen to hear from anyone who would be interested in getting involved. Please send an email to the address above.

Chair

The North West Section Chair is Glenn Halton, an accomplished Gas Industry Professional with a track-record in the Engineering, Design and Construction of Gas Storage, Transmission and Distribution Pipelines and associated network infrastructure. 

In his current role as Business Development Manager for United Living Infrastructure Services (ULIS), Glenn supports the delivery of construction services through ULIS subsidiaries Fastflow Energy Services and Fastflow Pipeline Services. The combination of these two businesses delivers a broad range of gas, water and multi-utility infrastructure services to residential, business customers and blue-chip clients including National Grid, Northumbrian Water, Cadent, Scotia Gas, Scottish Water and Yorkshire Water.

Glenn’s previous career history includes both Director and Senior Manager roles for a number of major Engineering Consultancies and Design Organisations in the Oil, Gas and Petrochemical industries including ABB Eutech, Parsons Brinckerhoff and WSP. Major accomplishments during his career included the delivery of technical due-diligence services for oil & gas network divestments and acquisitions in the UK, Spain, Italy and Hungary. 

Glenn is passionate about reducing the effect of climate change and the theme for his tenure as NW Chair is on “Building a Net Zero Future”.  Activities during the year will include a focus on building a sustainable workforce, promoting apprenticeships, STEM, and increasing diversity and inclusion across the gas industry. Planned events will also include knowledge transfer and networking events through subject matter including decarbonisation, Hydrogen, R&D Projects (with Net Zero focus) and the adoption of pipeline welding technology for hydrogen transportation systems.

On asking about his Chair position Glenn commented “It is an honour and a privilege to have been invited by my peers to deliver the role of North West Section Chair, which I can honestly say fulfils a major long-standing career aspiration.  I will help ensure that the membership is well served by the committee through the planning and delivery of high-quality events and networking opportunities”

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