Officers

GERG Board

The GERG Board is chaired by the President of GERG and is responsible both for the direction of GERG activities and ensuring that GERG is recognised for excellence in efficient and effective collaborative gas R&D. The GERG Board meets twice per year.

President

  • David Salisbury
    National Grid, UK
David Salisbury

Vice Presidents

  • Dr. Angel Maria Gutierrez
    NaturGas Energia Group, Spain
Dr. Angel Maria Gutierrez
  • Dr. Sven Birger Thaule
    Gassco, Norway
Dr. Svein Birger Thaule

Board Members

  • Werner Wessing
    E.ON Technologies
Germany
  • Dr. Michael Pritchard
    GL Noble Denton
United Kingdom
  • Berenice Crabs
    Synergrid (ARGB)
Belgium
  • Thea Larsen
    DGC
Denmark
  • Raphael Schoentgen
    ENGIE
France
  • Giampaolo Annoni
    Snam Rete Gas
Italy
  • Sigbjørn Svenes
    Statoil ASA
Norway
  • Juan Manual Lopez Zurita
    Enagás S.A.
Spain
  • Kees Kooijman
    Kiwa Gas Technology
The Netherlands
  • Trinidad Carretero
    Gas Natural SDG
Spain
  • Elzbieta Kramek
    Gaz-System S.A.
Switzerland
  • Joe Zingarelli
    Shell Global Solutions Intl
The Netherlands
  • Joe Zingarelli (deputy)
    Shell Global Solutions Intl
The Netherlands
  • Mr Mustafa Mert
    IGDAS
Turkey
  • Mr Martin Uhrig 
    Open Grid Europe GmbH
Germany
  • Dr. Kai Schulze
    DEA Group AG
Sweden
  • Dr. Christian Copin 
    GRTgaz
France
  • Dr. Sergio Zannella
    Edison S.p.A
Italy

Secretariat

The Secretary General is responsible for management of all GERG activities and is accountable to the GERG Board in developing and executing the GERG Research and Innovation Strategy; Within Brussels he develops liaison with Eurogas, Marcogaz, GasNaturally and other external organisations, in particular those of the European Union.

The GERG Secretariat is active in making the case for gas research with the appropriate organisations of the EU, maintaining links to other gas organisations worldwide and developing an R&D portfolio which recognises the importance of gas at the heart of Europe's Energy Future.

  • Secretary General
    Robert Judd
    GERG
Robert Judd

Programme Committees

The Programme Committees are made up of senior R&D staff from member organisations and they are responsible for R&D activities in their PC's technical area. The Programme Committees meet twice per year.

  • PC Transmission & Storage
    Juan Lopez Zurita
    Enagás, Spain
Biography
Juan Lopez Zurita
  • PC Distribution & Utilisation
    Yannick Onfroy
    Engie, France
Biography
  • PC LNG
    Dirk Goeminne
    Fluxys, Belgium
Biography