IGEM History

IGEM first known as the British Association of Gas Managers, has evolved throughout the 20th Century since its first incarnation in 1863. In 2001, the Institution became the 'Institution of Gas Engineers and Managers' moving away from an exclusive organisation for engineers and managers to allowing non-engineering gas industry professionals to become corporate members in strict conditions.

Gas Engineering as a profession was founded by Samuel Clegg, who was appointed in 1813 as the first engineer of the Chartered Gas Light and Coke Company in London. In 2003 the Institution celebrated the centenary of the Incorporated Institution of Gas Engineers, which was granted a Royal Charter in 1929. In 2012 the Gas Industry celebrates its 200th year. In 2013, IGEM celebrated 150 years in existence.

IGEM Honorary Fellows include HRH Duke of Edinburgh and HRH Prince of Wales.