Vice President for Cluster Development, Equinor
A chartered engineer with over 20 years’ industry experience, Dan began his career as a Project Manager for high pressure pipelines and pressure reduction stations.
Working as Division Director for Energy (UK) at professional services consultancy Rhead Group, Dan supported Northern Gas Networks (NGN) on their RIIO-GD1 regulatory submission before joining NGN in 2012 as Head of Investment Planning and Major Projects.
He was seconded to the UK government’s Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) throughout 2016, advising across policy teams on all gas industry and wider energy-related topics and designing the government’s Hy4Heat programme.
Having originated and project managed the H21 Leeds City Gate study, Dan returned to NGN to become H21 Programme Director in 2017 where he led the collaborative UK Gas Industry Hydrogen Safety project (H21 NIC) and the H21 North of England project which was carried out in collaboration with Equinor.
In 2019 he joined the Equinor Low Carbon Solutions team working on a range of hydrogen and CCS related projects in the UK and Europe, including the Zero Carbon Humber project which brings together twelve organisations to decarbonise the UK’s largest emitting industrial cluster through hydrogen and CCS.