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Young Pipeliners Forum

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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 please email


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

John Stuart-Robertson, HDI Lucas – YPF Patron

Steve Davies, APGA

Susan Jaques, Sage Consulting Solutions

Lawrence Shelton, APGA

State Chairs

NSW/ACT Stephanie Oesterheld, Jemena
Vic Austin Bennett, Universal Corrosion Coatings Pty Ltd
SA Greg Winsor, Fyfe
WA Tony Trifunoski, ATCO
Qld Matt Nash, PAC
NT Ray Lynam, MPC Kinetic

Interested in keeping up with YPF information and upcoming events? Please send an email to be added to the YPF mailing list.

If you would like to join a State Committee please contact APGA.

Committee Members

Mr Steve Davies Chair
Mr Austin Bennett Committee Member
Mr Lawrence Shelton Secretary
Ms Susan Jaques Committee Member
Megan Le Bourdonnec Committee Member
Mr Ray Lynam Committee Member
Mr Matt Nash Committee Member
Ms Stephanie Oesterheld Committee Member
Mr Greg Winsor Committee Member

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