Newport & District Materials Society - Committee

Stuart Wilkie - President

Hub Director Tata Steel Strip Products U.K


Sam Evans- Immediate Past President





Tony Jones- Committee Member

Recipient of the 2012 Thomas Medal and Prize of IOM3. Recently retired after 36 years in the steel industry. Worked for British Steel, Corus and Tata Steel and held a range of technical management positions in the UK and the Netherlands. Has a degree in Metallurgy from Cambridge University and is a Fellow of IOM3 and a Chartered Engineer. Is an active member of the Iron and Steel Society and has had a long association with the N&DMS and was also president from 2001-03.


Mark Cichuta- Committee Member




Robert Walker CEng- Committee Member 

Metallurgist whose career began in the Scottish steel industry followed by stints in the Metallurgy and Materials Engineering Departments in Cardiff and Swansea Universities respectively.  Managed Teaching Companies in association with Allied Steel & Wire and British Steel before returning to the steel industry with Allied Steel & Wire.   Final employment was with the Welsh Development Agency, retiring as Director, ECM2, Port Talbot.


Nick Webb, Secretary
Section Manager Quality Control, Laboratories & Environment, Orb Electrical Steels, Cogent Power, Tata Steel


Alan Coombs C.Eng FIMMM- Hon Treasurer

Retired from his position as Director Technical Research and Development at Cogent Power Ltd in 2004 after 40 years in the Electrical Steels Industry.
He has written a papers on electrical steels, filed a few patents and was a member of British, European and International Standards Committees on electrical steels. He has been associated with the Newport and District Material Society since the mid 60s, presenting three lectures on electrical steels over that period, the first as a young metallurgist in the late 60s.

Been a NDMS committee member since the late 90s and treasurer since 2004.


Brian Edy, Committee member

Tata Steel


Barrie Goode, Committee member

Tata Steel


Jeremy Hall, Committee member and Organiser of the YPLC heats

Cardiff University


Aled Davies, Committee member

Cardiff University