Young Persons Network


Chair: Gordon McMillan

Secretary: Linda Mee   


Images from IGEM's Young Persons Network activities

About our section

Members aged 35 and under are automatically assigned to our Young Persons Network (YPN) in addition to their local Section. Designed specifically to support individuals early in their career, the benefits of the YPN include: career mentorship, technical paper evenings, best practice industrial visits, opportunity to enter the annual Young Persons Paper Competition, networking with like-minded peers and social events.


The current Chair of our YPN section is Gordon McMillan. After graduating from Strathclyde University in Chemical Engineering, Gordon joined the gas industry and started working for SGN in 2015. Having worked in various roles in Network Strategy, Gordon was appointed to the Innovation team. His main role as project officer is to support the delivery of the Robotic Roadworks and Excavation System from concept to production.

As Chair, Gordon aspires to progress the following key aims:

  • continue to create opportunities within the YPN to support professional development.
  • promote the benefits of IGEM membership to young and future engineers.
  • improve collaboration with other institutes to explore innovative engineering solutions to reduce the gas industry’s impact on climate change.
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