Tim Harwood

Programme Management Director

Northern Gas Networks

Tim is responsible for overseeing the detailed design of the Redcar Hydrogen Community. He has 40 years’ experience in the UK gas industry, covering a wide range of operational and project roles across all pressure ranges and asset types, including distribution and transmission. 

Tim’s current role is as Programme Management Director at Northern Gas Networks (NGN), with responsibility for maintenance and capital projects, plus new connections to the gas network. He is Project Director for the H21 programme, which is carrying out pioneering research to pave the way for a conversion of the gas network to transport 100% hydrogen. Tim also oversees all NGN’s hydrogen projects, including the Hydrogen Home and HyDeploy blending project.

Previously working for eight years in National Grid Transmission, Tim held a number of senior roles as pipeline engineer, project delivery engineer and engineering manager. In a long career he has also held a number of operational roles within gas distribution, covering pressure control & storage, gas pipe replacement and emergency response.

Fergal O’Donovan

Programme Manager

Northern Gas Networks

Fergal is leading the detailed design of the Redcar Hydrogen Community. He is a Mechanical Engineering graduate and a Chartered Engineer with the Institute of Mechanical Engineers.

Fergal joined NGN in 2016. His most recent role was as Business Operations Lead for an area of the North East, being responsible for the safe and reliable delivery of natural gas to homes and businesses and leading the response to any gas emergencies.

In addition to the Redcar project, Fergal has responsibility for Northern Gas Networks’ research site at Low Thornley, Gateshead which is home to several hydrogen related projects, including the HyDeploy blending initiative, the creation of an energy village to be used for researching low carbon energy solutions and the Hydrogen Home.

Starting his career as a graduate with Anglo American, Fergal has extensive experience in Capital Projects, Commercial, and Operational roles and has been involved in major infrastructure projects including Heathrow Terminal 5, Crossrail and Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.

Victoria Featham 

Customer Care Officer

Northern Gas Networks 

Victoria is working with the residents and businesses in the Redcar Hydrogen Community,  answering their questions and ensuring they are kept up-to-date with the project.

Victoria has spent many years working in customers services for leading brands including Virgin Atlantic Airways and Mamas and Papas.

Lisa MacDonald

Customer Care Officer

Northern Gas Networks

Lisa is working with the residents and businesses in the Redcar Hydrogen Community,  answering their questions and ensuring they are kept up-to-date with the project.

Lisa has spent the last eight years working at NGN, providing customer service support to communities as they have the gas network in their area upgraded.