NGN Team

The NGN is run by a dedicated team of elected and volunteer members (please check the Vacancies page if you would like to get involved). Team meetings are held every month via teleconference and the team meets every year at the CIGRE UK AGM. Both options are open to any other NGN member who may be interested.

NGN Organisation Chart


Organisation chart of the NGN

NGN Team Members



Jingyi Wan

Previous Chairs were Jonathan Halliday (2007-2009), Beatrice Chong (2009-2011), Aruna Gunatilake (2011-2013), James King (2013-2015), Stefie Cray (2015-2017) and Xiaolong Hu (2017-2019).

Vice Chair

Diptargha Chakravorty

Previous Vice Chairs were Maria Brucoli (2007-2009), Aruna Gunatilake (2009-2011), Angela Rotheram (2011-2012), James King (2012-2013), Tianning Xu (2013-2014), Stefie Cray (2014-2015), Supipi Weerasinghe (2015-2016), Xiaolong Hu (2016-2017), Shengji Tee (2017-2018) and Jennifer McCartney (2018-2019).

Secretary / Treasurer

Ying Xue

  • Organisation: University of Birmingham


Julio Perez Olvera – Communications Lead

Previous Communications Officers were James King (2011-2012), Peter Roddis (2012-2013), Nathaniel Cowton (2013-2015), Tom Haslam (2015-2016), Jennifer McCartney (2017-2018) and Phillip Paradine (2018-2019).

Jianing Li – Communications Assistant/Webmaster

  • Organisation: University of Birmingham

Zhenkun Yang – Newsletter / Social Media Editor

  • Organisation: University of Strathclyde

Phillip Paradine – Marketing Lead

  • Organisation: AECOM


Zongwen Yan – Membership Lead

Haichuan Yu – Membership Coordinator

  • Organisation: University of Manchester

Mohammed Al Aqil – Membership Coordinator

  • Organisation: University of Manchester

Jennifer McCartney – International and IET/IEEE Liaison

  • Organisation: National Grid


Shahriar Muttalib – Events Lead

Melike Selcen Ayaz – Events Coordinator Support

  • Organisation: University of Manchester

Youhong Chen – Events Coordinator Support

  • Organisation: University of Manchester

Technical Team

Qiteng Hong – Technical Lead

  • Organisation: University of Strathclyde

Max McFarlane – Technical Support

  • Organisation: TNEI