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North East Committee

Join the North East Committee

We are looking for individuals to join the North East Region Committee. Chaired by Philip Oliver from Kyoob, the Committee have events planned over the next few months but are looking for new members to help develop their event programme and engage more members across the region. You can visit the regional website at  

In particular, the committee are looking to fill a vacancy for the role of Social Secretary.

Joining a CIBSE committee can be very rewarding and is good for developing skills, it also provides great networking opportunities. As well the chance to contribute to the region and the industry, committee work counts as CPD. A key task is coordinating and scheduling the programme of events. In addition, committee members are expected to attend some of the events and meetings occasionally as needed before or after a planned event. 

With more Committee Members we can reach out to the wider community and increase networking and a range of other benefits to the members in the region. 

If you would be interested in finding out more about joining the North East Region Committee then please contact

Philip Oliver Regional Chair

Philip Oliver is the current CIBSE North East Region Vice Chairman and is a founding Director with kyoob in North Tyneside.
Philip holds a BEng (Hons) in Building Services Engineering from Northumbria University and a Master of Science (MSc) in Environmental Services Engineering from Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh.
Philip joined the regional committee in 2013 and was nominated as Vice Chairman in 2014.

Grahame Kelly Honorary Secretary

Grahame has served on the CIBSE committee since 2009 and has been Honorary Secretary since 2011.
He is a director with SWECO, a national building services consultancy, and has over 30 years of experience in the construction industry. Most of his career he has been in a consultancy environment but he has also enjoyed periods of employment as a contractor and as a client representative.
He qualified from Newcastle Polytechnic, now the University of Northumbria, in 1989.

Other committee members:

Neil Duffy - Honorary Treasurer

Jamie Pendle - Vice Chairman/YEN Representative

Anne Raine - Almoner

Paul Jackson - Events Officer

Paul Lee - Committee Member

Bobo Ng - University Officer

Philip Hilton West - Education Officer

Graham Parker - SLL Representative

Gerard Hosford - Past Chairman

Steven Arnold - Committee Member