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Young Persons Network


If you are an IGEM member and aged between 18 and 35, you are automatically part of the Young Persons Network (YPN).

With a range of events and the Young Persons Paper Competition (YPPC), you can show your commitment to excellence, demonstrate your potential to current or prospective employers and boost your CV.

Some of the benefits you can enjoy are:

  • Career mentorship
  • Technical paper evenings to enhance your knowledge of the gas industry
  • Best practice industrial visits
  • Opportunity to enter the annual YPPC with fantastic prizes
  • Support for your educational, training and professional development aspirations
  • Networking with like-minded peers

The YPPC is the highlight of the YPN calendar. This year's winner Sam Jones of Wales & West Utilities will go to the 2019 World Energy Congress in Abu Dhabi and all the finalists will see their Section winning papers published in Gi

Upcoming YPN events


Meet your YPN committee

The YPN committee gets together monthly on your behalf to organise technical visits, professional development events and the YPPC.

Your YPN committee is here to work for you. We are more than happy to provide advice, discuss our own careers and anything that may help you in your technical, professional or personal development. Not sure who to contact? Find out who is based in your region below.

Irish North West
London, Southern & Eastern Scottish
Midlands South West
North East & Yorkshire





Jordan Rowbottom, YPN Chair


Head of Asset Management, Squire Energy


m: 07590 07761

I am responsible for the management of Squire Energy's Metering and Independent Gas Transporters (IGT), which go live in Autumn 2018.

I became an Incorporated Engineer with IGEM following the completion of my Engineering degree with Open University in 2016.  In addition to being YPN Chair 2018-19, I am a Mentor for IGEM colleagues looking to secure professional registration and Vice Chair for the Midlands Section. Through both IGEM roles I hope to increase membership in the Midlands and across the UK of the younger generation of engineers who are coming into the industry, making IGEM an attractive prospect to help career and professional progression and to make the most of some of the fantastic events on offer through IGEM.

Something you may not know about me is that I managed the project to install the first ultrasonic meters used for fiscal metering in the UK.

Linda Mee, YPN Secretary



Events Coordinator, IGEM


m: 07985 165629


I manage IGEM's conferences and technical training courses and help the YPN particularly with running the YPPC each year.  You may not know this but I have a killer tennis forehand.

Section committee members:

Peter Amos


Peter Amos - Electricity Transmission Strategy Growth Lead, National Grid, based in the Midlands


m: 07768 358568


I work on turning growth opportunities into new business proposals for National Grid's electricity transmission business, for example the infrastructure needed for electric vehicles and battery storage.



Kathryn Brown - Senior Engineer, DNV GL, based in the Midlands and YPN Vice-Chair


m: 07597 406249


My job entails quantified risk assessments for onshore gas infrastructure worldwide. I also investigate the root cause of gas explosion incidents for UK networks. Something you may not know about me is that I am trained to a professional level of ballet and tap dancing.



Daniel Finley - Senior Engineer, ROSEN, based in the North East & Yorkshire


m: 07946 558355


I am a Chartered Mechanical Engineer with eleven years' experience in the Gas and Pipeline Industry.  I am mainly responsible for delivering projects relating to the management and delivery of pipeline operation and management projects. A fun fact about me, Hanson's mmmbop was played multiple times at my wedding.



Rachel Hassall - Consultant, Digital Solutions, DNV GL, based in the Midlands


m: 07795 816099


I use, implement and create digital solutions for asset owners to help them manage their assets. Something that you may not know about me is that I am currently working through three abroad secondments, each of which will contribute to me having 18 months of winter.



Nick Jerman - Schemes and Development Specialist, Operations - Skills and Competence, Cadent, based in the North West


m: 07825 351999

I am currently responsible for Operational trainee programmes ensuring that Cadent builds the skills and knowledge to meet Operational demands on the gas network in the future. I have a passion for rugby and have played for many years at a national level.



David McLeod - ULC Robotics based in Scotland




I have just joined ULC Robotics. Something you may not know about me is that I have had a hole in one at golf…on a 280 yard Par 4!



Liam Parling - Principal Network Design Analyst, Northern Gas Networks, based in the North East & Yorkshire


m: 07813 538126

I design the T1 replacement projects for Yorkshire and provide Network Analysis support for the sizing and design of pipes. I'm also the Chairman of Wakefield District Round Table and organise the biggest beer festival in the City.

Jamie Stevenson -
Maintenance Engineer, SGN, based in Northern Ireland


m: 07854 666222

I am responsible for the safe and efficient delivery of the maintenance programme for the gas transmission pipeline system between Scotland and Northern Ireland.  Something you may not know about me is I started my career as plumber.




Sam Wilson - Head of UK Business Development, ULC Robotics, based in London and the South East


m: 07867 121253


I am responsible for developing the use of robotic inspection and remediation systems for ULC robotics and their adoption in to 'business as usual' practice. In my spare time I like to take on endurance challenges and recently ran, cycled and kayaked from the east to the west coast of Scotland across the highlands.



Pip Wrenn - Asset Strategy Engineer, Wales & West Utilities and Chair of IGEM South West Section


m: 07583 694191


My job entails optimising the long term asset investment pulling on my experience in both the New Zealand and UK Gas industries.  Something you may not know about me is that in 2013, I swam NZ's Cook Strait (26km) in 8hours 42mins.


Contact Details

Chairman: Jordan Rowbottom

Secretary: Linda Mee

Treasurer: Position vacant


Section Events

For information on the YPN District Section events please see the events calendar by clicking here