Meet our Team

Steve Fraser


Steve Fraser, Chief Executive Officer at Cadent Gas, with a career in infrastructure and construction, has long recognised the Guild’s significance as the ‘go-to’ organisation for innovative thinking and solutions within the pipeline industry and its opportunity to cement and broaden its reach, especially to women and the younger generation of engineers.

Adam Wynne Hughes


Adam is President of two global pipeline service providers CRC Evans Offshore for Welding and PIH for Coating. He is also President of two pipeline inspection and heat treatment companies based in Middle East and South Africa. Adam is interested in developing the Guild both in the UK and internationally.

Jason Wilson

1st Deputy Chairman

Jason Wilson works as a Programme Manager for Severn Trent Water and is 1st Deputy Chairman for the Guild. He is responsible for a large programme of water infrastructure trunk main and mains renewal projects within the Severn Trent Region.

Daniel Jefferson

2nd Deputy Chairman

Daniel is an Engineering Manager at JN Bentley Ltd and is the Guild's 2nd Deputy Chairman. He has  over 14 years of experience working within the pipeline industry including client and contractor positions. In 2016 Daniel joined Yorkshire Water to develop innovative methods of construction and delivery across all areas of investment but during this time he established the Infrastructure Working Group which focused on pipeline innovation before joining JN Bentley as Engineering Manager in 2018.


Barry Hayward

Audit Chair

Barry Hayward, Head of Group Internal Audit, Wessex Water, has been a member of the Guild Board for the last 3 years. As Audit Chair he and the Audit Group provide the Board with review and guidance on risk assurance, processes and compliance as for the Guild and the membership as a limited company.

Norman Howell

CEO and Finance Director

Norman is Director of Norman Howell Associates Ltd and has extensive experience within the pipeline and utilities sectors. A member of the Guild since 1985, Norman has held both Chair and Director positions within the organisation since 2007 and was made an Honorary Life Member in 2018.