South West Section


Chair: Grant Rogers

Secretary: Stacy Griffiths

Treasurer: Position vacant


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About our Section

The South West Section host two showcase events a year, one in the spring and the other in the autumn. The events provide a great opportunity to hear from a range of industry speakers who will cover one particular theme at each event. These popular events also provide a wonderful opportunity to network with colleagues from across the industry.


The current Chair of our South West Section is Grant Rogers. Grant joined the gas industry Gas in 1994 after graduating from Leicester University with a BEng honours degree in Mechanical Engineering. He has gained wide experience across many areas of gas distribution network operation, having undertaken a number of technical and management roles in his career to date.

Grant is currently the Senior Asset Integrity Manager at Wales & West Utilities Limited, working in the company's Asset Management directorate. He is responsible for all WWU's gas transmission, storage and pressure management assets, leading a team of engineering managers and technical administrators undertaking the day to day asset management activities across this diverse portfolio.

Grant's role includes defining asset management strategy, maintenance and investment, along with business plan definition and delivery. He has been a director of the UK Onshore Pipeline Operators Association (UKOPA) since 2009, chairing the organisation between 2017 and 2019, he is also a past Director of the National Joint Utilities Group (NJUG) a role he undertook whilst Streetworks Manager for National Grid Transco's Wales & West Network.

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  • SW image The plan for the futureThe plan for the future
  • Jan-SW-autumn-paper-evening.jpg Autumn Technical Paper eveningThe South West Section Autumn Technical Paper evening, titled 'RIIO-GD2 the plan is in!', took...
  • Time for teeThe IGEM South West Section Charity Golf Day took place on 10 October, once again held at...
  • Seeing clearly Seeing clearlyIGEM members and guests from all over the country joined a packed house in Bristol in November to...
  • South West Section golf day 2018 A birdie in the handThe annual South West Charity Golf Day was held on another beautiful Bristol day on 18 May 2018.