General Assembly & Executive Board
Liam Nolan is the President of MARCOGAZ since 14 of June 2022, after holding the office of Vice-President since 2020. He is Head of Technical Competency & Standards at Gas Networks Ireland, which owns, operates and develops the national gas infrastructure in Ireland.
Liam Nolan is the Chair of the Gas Central Committee of the National Standards Authority of Ireland (NSAI), responsible for overseeing the national gas infrastructure and gas utilisation standardisation committees covering natural gas, renewable gas and hydrogen. He is also board member of the Register of Gas Installers of Ireland (RGII) and the Chair of the Pipeline Industries Guild, Irish Branch. He represents Ireland on the International Gas Union (IGU) Council.
A Mechanical Engineer, Liam Nolan has 30 years’ experience in the gas sector and has worked in many areas including gas distribution, network design, construction, operations, market opening and health & safety.
Alexander Schwanzer, Member of the MARCOGAZ Board since 2008, and Vice-President of MARCOGAZ since June 2022.
In Austria, he is head of the Certification Body at the Austrian Association for Gas and Water (ÖVGW), for products, people and companies in the gas, water, and electricity sector, as well as the representative for European Gas Affairs.
Active in the industry for more than 25 years, Alexander Schwanzer is an experienced strategist with an extensive network and wide-ranging expertise in the gas and water sector.
He serves on several Standing Committees and Working Groups at the ÖVGW, Austrian Standards, CEN, and MARCOGAZ.
Alexander Schwanzer also organized the MARCOGAZ EGATEC 2015 in Vienna.
His education includes a Master’s degree in Industrial Engineering, Building Technology and Supply Business.
“As a technical organization serving the European gas industry, MARCOGAZ supports the necessary diversification and decarbonisation of Europe’s energy supply. It is a special honour for me to have been tasked with accompanying this process over the coming years”, stated Alexander Schwanzer.
Manuel Coxe is the Secretary General of MARCOGAZ, where he works very closely with the President, the Vice-President and the Executive Board members while managing a small-sized secretariat.
With more than 20 years of professional experience in the energy sector, Manuel Coxe held different technical and management positions before joining MARCOGAZ. Manuel worked for European associations and intergovernmental organisations, power utility companies and academia, spanning different countries, including Portugal, Germany, United Arab Emirates and Belgium.
Power and gas systems management, energy policy and energy markets are among his interests and expertise.
His education background includes Energy Systems Engineering, Economics and Business Administration, Management Law and Communication, obtained, respectively, from the Universities of Lisbon, in Portugal, Durham, in the UK, Université Libre de Bruxelles, in Belgium, Harvard in the USA and Western Ontario in Canada.
Comitato Italiano Gas (Italy)
French Gas Association (France)
Chair of Standing Committee Gas Infrastructure
Francisco DE LA FLOR
Kris DE WIT
Chair of Standing Committee Gas Utilisation
Polska Spółka Gazownictwa (Poland)
Chairman of Standing Committee New Gases
National Grid (UK)
Swedish Gas Association (Sweden)
Regional Gas Company (Ukraine)
Danish Gas Technology Center
Distrigaz Sud Retele (Romania)
Naiara Ortiz de MENDIBIL ROMO
Slovak Gas and Oil Association (Slovakia)
Gas TSO of Ukraine (Ukraine)
EDA Attikis (Greece)
Jose Miguel TUDELA
Chair of the Standing Committee Sustainability
Steven VAN CAEKENBERGHE
Synergrid / Gas.be (Belgium)
CGA (Czech Republic)
Gasunie (The Netherlands)