Directors

Here you'll find details of our Section Directors

Nathan Bate (Chair)

Nathan Bate (Chair)

I am a registered Incorporated Engineer (IEng), with over 12 years’ experience working in NDT across a multitude of sectors, including rail, manufacturing, general engineering (fabrication, machine shop and welding) nuclear and oil & gas. I hold a degree in NDT and several PCN and ASNT NDT Level 3 certifications.

  

I have worked as an NDT Technician for Applied Inspection Ltd, Serco Rail Technical Services and STORK. I spent three further years with Applied as a Technical Manager and also a short period with TWI as a Project Support Engineer to Rolls-Royce SMR. I currently work for IMechE Argyll-Ruane as a Level 3 Consultant, Trainer and Examiner, supporting both the Level 3 services department and the examination department.

 

I have been with NATL since 2022 serving as Vice-Chairman and now Chairman.

Stephen Thompson (Vice Chair)

Stephen Thompson (Vice Chair)

Stephen joined IMechE Argyll Ruane in January 2022 as a NDT Level 3 Consultant, Trainer, and Examiner, after being in the industry for over 12 years. Since joining the company, Stephen has gone on to achieve multiple NDT Level 3 qualifications & certificates in various methods and has also become a Lead Auditor. Stephen is currently working through his development plan, where he is striving towards acquiring more NDT qualifications.

In his spare time, Stephen likes to keep active by participating in fitness classes, playing for local badminton clubs and going on walks with his partner and dogs.

Yugant Patel (Secretary)

Yugant Patel (Secretary)

I am currently working with Weatherford UK Ltd as NDT Level III since 2007. I completed my Bachelors in Electrical engineering and started working in NDT Services since 2004.With my current company I am responsible to train & examine trainees and current Level 2 inspectors, Conduct Monitoring/Audit for our 3rd party vendor & make sure they comply Weatherford's Inspection requirement.

 Mob: +44 (0)7423082030

Email : Yugant.patel@weatherford.com

Jason Taylor (Treasurer)

Jason Taylor (Treasurer)

I have recently moved to SGS based at Immingham . I have a primary responsibility for the provision of technical support to the NDT Operations Department.

I was a Technical Manager for Oceaneering , I have worked in NDT since 1987 in fields as diverse as aerospace to ships surveys, pressure vessels to structural steelwork, new builds to in-service inspections.

During my NDT career I have received help and support from many people in the industry, so I feel its time to give something back and help to support the people who work in NDT.
I look sad because I live in the North East.

Tel.+ 44(0) 1469 570247
Mob : 0782 5099176

Mark Ormrod (Region 18 Director)

Mark Ormrod (Region 18 Director)

I have been a director on the North Atlantic Section since 2001, was Chairman from July 2006 until July 2010, I now look after the website and am the Region 18 Director.
I now work for British Engineering Services after 21 years with RSA PLC,
I have worked in NDT since 1982, travelling all over the UK, offshore and overseas, achieving my PCN and ASNT qualifications along the way. I now manage the NDT & Materials Testing section of British Engineering Services offering technical support to engineering surveyors in the field. My team ensures that the insured items of plant are inspected professionally in accordance with legislation therefore reducing the insured risk.
My time is split between my family, work commitments, ASNT and my local football club, in which I sit on the committee and manage a team.
For further punishment I am a season ticket holder at Bolton Wanderers.


Tel : +44(0)161 831 7000
E-Mail.: mark.ormrod@briteng.co.uk

Jackie Berry (Programme Secretary)

Jackie Berry (Programme Secretary)

 

I am the Global Distributor Manager for Guided Ultrasonics Ltd.  My primary responsibility is to Manage and increase a Global Distributor Network, to increase awareness of Guided Wave technology and revenue.

I have been in the NDT industry for just over 15 years. Before that I was working in the Electronics Industry, selling PCB’s and assembly.

Previously I worked for Technology Design for 10 years and then moved to Silverwing NDT (Eddyfi) for 5 years, so have worked with TOFD, Phased Array, MFL and basic UT instruments.  Now learning about GWT.

Having travelled all over the UK and overseas extensively, this allows me to understand and appreciate, different cultures and work practices. Travelling is a passion of mine, meeting new people, learning about their history, sampling their food and drink, understanding their challenges in life and making new friends along the way.

Contact details:

E:  jb@guided-ultrasonics.com

M: 07384464265