Steve Catling

Job Title: Head of network management distribution

Company: SGN

Steve has worked in the gas industry for more than 30 years, starting off as a trainee draughtsman at the SEGAS headquarters in September 1981. As part of his training he attended Croydon College and completed an ONC and HNC in mechanical and production engineering followed by an honours degree in natural gas engineering, distribution and transmission in 1989 from Salford University. Steve moved to Lambeth District, Brixton as an engineering assistant and then went back to RHQ Croydon as an assistant engineer. With subsequent roles in safety and several years as a network operations manager in Epsom, he then became the general manager for the Sussex depot, just after the formation of Scotia Gas Networks. In January 2008 Steve was appointed maintenance operations manager for South East LDZ and in 2010 gas control manager responsible for the 24/7 Gas Control Centre for both Southern and Scotland Gas Networks. This led to his current role where he has responsibility for SGN’s distribution assets. Steve is a chartered engineer with the Institution of Gas Engineers & Managers (IGEM).

Speaking at the following:

Planning for long-term infrastructure requirements

Mitigating the risks associated with declining infrastructure and obsolete equipment Maintaining your asset lifecycle Tackling climate change and uncertainty

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