The Young Pipeliners Forum (YPF) provides a forum for all young people involved in the pipeline and gas industry working in APGA member companies to get together at events to exchange ideas, network, share information, discuss issues in the pipeline industry with each other and learn about other industry disciplines.
The YPF has committees across Australian and in New Zealand. These committees organise events in their areas several times a year. Events are likely to include educational visits to member companies’ facilities, fun-focused networking events (such as bare-foot bowls, quiz nights, geo-tagging) and mentoring events where more experienced pipeliners can share their experiences. Upcoming events are listed on the events page.
Who can join?
Any employee of an APGA member company can join under the age of 35. Although the YPF focuses on pipeliners aged up to 35, you don’t have to leave the forum. Both long-serving ‘young’ members who have turned 35 and the more experienced pipeliners can be involved in YPF activities.
If you would like to be added to the mailing list in your region, subscribe by clicking on your state below.
There are always opportunities to demonstrate your encouragement of young people in our industry through support of YPF events. If you would like to sponsor a YPF event please email the APGA secretariat.
YPF National Committee
Donna McDowall, Quanta Services Australia Pty Ltd – YPF Patron
|Steve Davies, APGA|
|Susan Jaques, Sage Consulting Solutions|
|Charmaine Ogilvie, APGA|
|Karen Polglaze, APGA|
|NSW/ACT||Stephanie Oesterheld, Jemena|
|Vic||Nicole Sciberras, System Control Engineering|
|SA||Holly May, Fyfe|
|WA||Nikki Gravestock, Atteris|
|Qld||Chris Connor, APA Group|
|NT||Brian McDonough, GPA Engineering|
|NZ||Mike Herd, First Gas Ltd|
Interested in keeping up with YPF information and upcoming events? Go to "My Portal" and select the YPF in your Interest Groups.
If you would like to join a State Committee please contact APGA.