Meet our Team

Steve Fraser

President

Steve Fraser, Chief Operating Officer at United Utilities PLC, 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.

Robert Murray

Chairman

Robert Murray is Global Head of Business Operations at Enzen Group, providing consultancy, technology, engineering and innovation services to the energy and water industries. Bob has served as Chairman of both the Midlands and Wales & West Branches & as a member of the Guild Audit Group. Bob is committed to the growth of the Guild’s Professional Development Network and technical programme.

Cheryl Burgess

Director General

Director General of the Guild since 2006 Cheryl’s background includes extensive experience working in upstream oil & gas, global business development and projects on 2 continents offshore and onshore. Reporting to the Board through the Chairman & the Executive Committee Cheryl provides strategic management to ensure that the Guild’s aims, direction and initiatives provide benefits to the membership.

Adam Wynne Hughes

1st Deputy Chairman

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

2nd Deputy Chairman

Jason Wilson works as a Programme Manager for Severn Trent Water. He is responsible for a large programme of water infrastructure trunk main and mains renewal projects within the Severn Trent Region.
Jason served as the Midlands Branch Chair 2017-2018 after 5 years on the Midlands Branch Committee.
Jason has a strong interest in nurturing and developing new talent for the future of our industry.

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.

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