Professional Development Network

Recent Event Highlights

The photos above illustrate some of the fantastic events and competitions that are a result of the continuous hard work from the Professional Development Panel.

  • Tailored Training | The PDN hold regular training days across the country to provide opportunities to develop their skills
  •  Annual Training Day | 'How to understand and deliver optimal performance' - March 8th 2022 - London

  • Annual Presentation Competition | Every year PDNs from across the branches compete in our annual final of the Presentation Competition at the Annual Conference - a highlight for many attendees and a great way to increase your public speaking experience
  • Expanding Networks | The PDN provides an opportunity to meet colleagues from other industries, expand your networks and meet senior industry figures

Our Panel

Renamed from the Young Professional Network to the Professional Development Network in January 2018, the PDN network is here is give the future leaders of the pipeline industry the development they need to succeed. From organising the highly popular presentation skills to overcome fears of public speaking, training days on topics from innovation, communication and doubling our profits, through to socials and informal networking, everything is aimed at giving the Guild’s PDN members skills and contacts they can use throughout their career.

Those who chose to play a more active role in the Guild, such as our PDN regional reps, can benefit from getting involved with more strategic areas of running a business – audit, finance and communications committees through to sitting on the board, with mentoring and support to ensure they get the most from the opportunity.

Interested in getting involved and developing yourself or your staff? Email a member of the PDN for more information.

Panel Chair


Kyle Ingram

Kyle Ingram is the Head of Operational Excellence for Clancy with over seven years’ experience working within the Utilities Industry. After graduating from Aston University with a Bachelors Degree in Business & Management, Kyle started his career at Clancy Docwra within its business auditing and assurance function in a graduate role. Whilst there he gained his IS09001 & ISO14001 Auditing certifications and frequently travelled across the UK supporting various water and energy contracts & projects. In doing so Kyle started to become more familiar with the industry as a whole; this is also where he attained his appreciation for process-led methodology and continuous improvement.

Following this, Kyle spent a number of years as an analyst within various system & process projects as well as gaining experience within the business development function prior to IT and Systems became of prevalence in his roles. It was at this point that Kyle became aware of and started to become involved within the Pipeline Industries Guild, starting as the Professional Development Rep in the South East Branch. It was swiftly understood how influential the Guild can be on an individual’s career through access to an incredible network of people that possess an unbelievable knowledge and experience across the full pipeline and utilities industries. Attendance to and support of organising technical and social events such as the annual PDN Competitions have only made the experience with the Guild more enjoyable.

After leading the Business Systems Team on the Thames Water - Agility Alliance, it was swiftly understood how important the utilisation of data and reporting can be at adding value to performance if correctly applied. A number of years later, Kyle returned to Clancy as Head of Operational Excellence supporting the business with identifying best practice, solving key business challenges and applying process, systems and data to enhance business performance. At the same time Kyle is incredibly proud to have taken on the responsibility in becoming Chair of the Professional Development Network at the Pipeline Guild and also takes an active involvement within the Guild’s 2025 deliverables.

Kyle leads his life every day with a very positive mantra and outlook on life, often possessing tireless energy within the workplace and homelife. In his free time Kyle enjoys football, hiking but also a passion for Bar Billiards, regularly competing across the UK each year and the World Championships in Jersey, UK.


Panel Committee

Kyle Ingram | PDN Chair - The Clancy Group 

Alwyn LaneWales & West Branch Representative – Morrison Water Services 

Haseef AhmedSouth East Branch Representative - Waterman Aspen 

Andrew Wilson Finance Committee & Northern Branch Representative - Stanley Black & Decker

Johnny Fingleton | Irish Branch Representative  - Fingleton White

Katie Hamilton | Irish Branch Representative 

Andrew WilsonNorthern Branch Representative - Stanley Black & Decker 

Emma McQuiggan | Northern Ireland Branch Representative - Gas Networks Ireland

Antonia Wyatt | Midlands Branch Representative  - Fisher German 

Stuart Sherlock Scottish Branch Representative - SGN -

Sophie TuckerUtilities Panel Representative – United Utilities -

Ashley Voss | Past Chair - Turner & Townsend