Meet the Younger Members' Committee


Catherine Leahy - Chair

STUDENT AWELDI, TWI Ltd CORROSION TECHNICIAN

Catherine is currently a Senior Corrosion Technician at TWI Ltd and, having previously completed an advanced level apprenticeship in mechanical engineering, is now studying towards her BEng degree in applied engineering with the University of Warwick as a higher degree apprentice. She took over the role as Chair towards the end of 2020.

Why I joined the YMC:

“The outreach programme with both TWI and The Welding Institute’s Younger Members’ Committee is something that I have been heavily involved with since beginning my role at TWI. During my first few months of volunteering, I mainly took part in events organised by colleagues to introduce myself to the outreach programme. Since then, I have worked to officially become a STEM Ambassador planning and co-ordinating outreach events.”

“As a young female engineering apprentice, inspiring other young people into STEM careers is something that I am extremely passionate about. I feel that young people can bring such bright new ideas into any workplace, especially through the route of an apprenticeship. As Chair I hope to continue my outreach work and bring inspiration to many more students.”

Matthew Haslett

CEng FWeldI , TWI Principal Project Leader

Immediate Past Chair

Sofia Del Pozo

AWeldI, TWI Senior Project Leader

Committee Member



Cui Seow

AWeldI, TWI Welding Engineer

Committee Member

Pedro Santos

Interim CEng AWeldI, TWI Senior Project Leader

Committee Member


Dorothée Panggabean

AWeldI, TWI Project Leader

Committee Member


Helen A Liu

IEng MWeldI

Committee Member



UK Branch Representatives

Dr Alireza Alghassi

AWeldI

London Committee Representative


Adrian Simister

EngTech TechWeldI

Southern Counties Committee Representative

Adam Black

AWeldI

Northumbria Committee Representative

Kevin Radcliffe

 CEng MWeldI

Northern Ireland Committee Representative


Callum Pennock

AWeldI

Teesside Committee Representative


Douglas Shirley

CEng MWeldI

Scottish Committee Representative


Interested in becoming a Branch Representative?

If you're interested in becoming a YMC Branch Representative, email us at ymc@twi.co.uk


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