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9th February 2023


6:00-8:00 PM



Kindly hosted by WSP
The Mailbox, Level 2 Wharfside St, Birmingham B1 1RQ


Join WUN Founder Angie Needle and a panel of other women working on the hydrogen economy to discuss the role it will play in our future energy system.  This interactive session will have plenty of time for questions and will cover why achieving Net Zero isn’t just about electricity, how hydrogen could fill the gaps, as well as covering some of the political issues around this topic.

We are delighted that joining Angie on the panel will be:

Rhian Jones – Associate – WSP and Chia Nwajagu – Regulatory Affairs Analyst – Orsted

You’ve all asked for sessions outside of London so do join us at WSP’s fantastic Mailbox offices in Central Birmingham for what promises to be a great evening of discussion and networking with industry professionals.

Dr Angie Needle is Cadent’s Director of Strategy, the Vice President of Hydrogen UK and a key figure in the nascent hydrogen industry. In her current role for Cadent Angie is responsible for driving the UK’s largest gas distribution network towards a net zero future, spearheading all things hydrogen and positioning Cadent as a leading voice in the sector.

Prior to joining Cadent in 2019, Angie held a number of senior roles at Centrica and Anglian Water, developing energy and customer services propositions and supporting both organisations on their moves towards cleaner energy, reduced carbon emissions and more sustainable business models.

Alongside her work for Cadent and Hydrogen UK, Angie is a leading proponent for diversity in the utilities sector, being a co-founder of the Women’s Utilities Network.

Rhian Jones is a Chartered Fellow with both IMechE and IGEM and  30 years’ experience in the Gas industry.

She started her career as a clerical trainee with British Gas Wales with the intention of becoming an accountant, but soon realised that she wanted to specialise in a more technical role so trained as an engineer. She has also held a series of Metering, Grid and Transmission roles with Transco.

Rhian is currently an Associate with the Gas and Hydrogen team at WSP, delivering projects within the natural gas, hydrogen and carbon capture utilisation and storage sector, as well as being a STEM mentor.

Interesting fact: A lot of people aren’t aware that town’s gas was originally made up of around 50% hydrogen, so transporting it around the UK isn’t new!

Chia Nwajagu is a Senior Regulatory Analyst at Ørsted. Chia has worked for almost a decade in the energy industry, and covers a wide range of technical regulatory topics including power market reform, networking charging and the development of the regulatory framework for hydrogen.

Please contact [email protected] if you have any questions.

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