Meet our Team
John Murphy joined the Murphy Group in 2003 as a civil engineer and since that time he has developed a broad range of experience working across the company’s key sectors and capabilities. He was appointed Chief Executive Officer of the Murphy Group in January 2018. He is a fellow of the Institute of Civil Engineers and is a graduate of the Harvard Business School Advanced Management Programme.
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.
Kate Lazenby is the Executive Director of The Guild. Kate was previously DC2, Chair of the Midlands Branch and Account Lead for Costain Group. Kate’s most rent background had been in supporting the power sector with the collation and interpretation of business performance data. Producing, maintaining and presenting various reports to different levels of management. She has worked for companies such as AMEC, Skanska, Mowlem and Siemens.
Andrew has held several Board appointments in the energy sector and since 2013 he has worked for J Murphy & Sons as Sector Director for Energy.
Andrew first attended PIG events in the early 1990s and has been an active member in the Northern Branch, both as a committee member and past Northern Branch Chair, he has also been involved with the Offshore Panel, Outfalls, Intakes & Landfalls Panel. In 2017 -18 he was President of IPLOCA after serving on their main Board for 5 years.
Andrew has a strong passion to ensure the Guild is recognised as a leading association and supports the membership in the future energy transition challenges and opportunities.
Daniel is an Engineering Manager at JN Bentley Ltd and is the Guild's Immediate Past Chair. He has over 14 years' 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.
Rachel is a Partner within the Utilities and Infrastructure Sector at Fisher German having joined the company in 2007. Rachel has specialist experience in linear infrastructure property management specifically for high pressure oil pipelines and fibre optic cables. Rachel was introduced to the Midlands PIG on placement from University in 2007, Rachel was Midlands Branch Chair in 2020/2021 and is now leading the Sustainability workstream of the Guild 2025 strategy.
Barry is the Guild's DC2 and is Managing Director of Wessex Water Enterprises.
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.
Nick Anderson is Finance Director for The Pipeline Industries Guild and works for Southern Water.
Philip is Communications Chair - by invitation for the Pipeline Industries Guild and was formerly Scottish Branch Chair. He is a Chartered Civil Engineer with 24 years experience in the delivery of a wide variety of projects in the water industry, and more recently the petrochemical industry. Philip is also an Honorary Life Member of the Guild.
Sean Greenwood is Chair of the Onshore Panel of the Pipeline Industries Guild. Sean has been involved with the Guild for over five years and is a previous past Chair of the Utilities Group. Sean is a Fellow of the ICE Sean is Technical Manager, Pipelines at United Utilities plc and has worked for clients, consultants and contractors on the largest pipelines in the United Kingdom.
Jon Butterworth is Chief Executive of National Grid Gas Transmission and Metering: leading the business through the process of National Grid plc divesting its majority stake in the company.
He has a strong track record of building successful businesses in regulated and competitive energy markets across the UK, Europe, and US. Jon led National Grid Ventures (NGV) which is responsible for developing, constructing, and operating new technologies such as multipurpose subsea interconnectors and Carbon Capture Storage (CCS).
Jon’s over 40 years’ experience in the gas industry, which he started as a teenage apprentice, was recognised with the award of the MBE in 2009. Jon is a Non-Executive Director of Pennon Group and a Fellow of the Institute of Directors.