David works for DNV GL as the Principal Engineer carrying out the vital research on the gas network regarding safety and the transport of hydrogen in the future. Prior to joining DNV, David was part of the H21 project with Northern Gas Networks and the project lead for the Hydrogen Homes providing first-hand experience of installing, testing and purging hydrogen gas appliances and pipework as well as supporting the wider business’s other hydrogen projects. David began his career in the gas industry over 20 years ago as an apprentice engineer and has held various roles including as an engineer in the Gas Distribution National Control Centre (DNCC), as an engineer for British Gas and as the Technical Manager and incident investigator for Gas Safe Register. David is a Chartered Engineer and Vice President of the Institution of Gas Engineers and Managers (IGEM) and holds an Masters Degree in Gas Engineering. In his roles he has contributed to, and sits on numerous, industry standard committees, panels and working groups as well as the Council and Executive Board of IGEM.