Pressure Systems Group: How we are governed

Our Pressure Systems Group (PSG) has 10,000 members, making it the natural home for UK engineers working in the pressure systems, vessels and piping sectors.

The PSG's affairs are led by a Board comprised of  members and representatives of organisations that partner the group in its various activities.

In addition to organising an annual programme of events, Board members represent the Institution and UK on various national and international committees.

Terms of reference

The Board and Group as a whole follow the PSG Terms of Reference.  If you have any comments on these, please contact

PSG Board

The PSG Board includes company directors, distinguished academics, senior engineers, managers and consultants.


Paul Smith, Amec Foster Wheeler 

Vice Chairmen 

David Nash, University Of Strathclyde  
Charles Byrne, Graham Hart Ltd  

Past Chairman

Paul Jackson, ABB John Wintle, TWI

Ordinary Members 

Richard Charles, Amec Foster Wheeler
Simon Earland, Earland Engineering
Andrew Fairhurst, Rolls-Royce
Geoff Frackleton, ONR
Simon Emeny, Lloyds Register
Duncan Humphrey, Edif ERA
Duncan Kingan, BP
Peter Murphy, Mexichem
Crispin Scott, Doosan Babcock
Adam Thistlethwaite, Furmanite
Stuart Turner, SSE
Mike Webb, ONR 

BSI / Harmonised CEN Standards Representative 

Sarah Kelly, BSI Standards – Ordinary Member

Engineering Equipment and Materials Users Association (EEMUA) Representative 

Reis Gabernet - Ordinary Member

Health and Safety Executive (HSE) Representative 

David Glass - Ordinary Member

Incorporated Engineer Representative 


Safety Assessment Federation (SAFed) Representative 

Peter Batty, LMP - Ordinary Member

Pressure Vessel Manufacturers Forum (PVMF) Representative

Charles Byrne, Graham Hart Ltd - Vice Chairman

European Pressure Equipment Research Council (EPERC) Representative 

John Wintle, TWI – Past Chairman

Corresponding Members 

Amr Elbanhawy, TWI
Christopher Tudor, Hydratight Operations Ltd 

Young Member Representative

Jarryd Mortimer, Costain 

Get in touch

If you have a question or would like to get involved, contact us.

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