Conjugate heat transfer analysis is carried out in a cascade domain for a nozzle guide vane. The nozzle guide vane is internally cooled by jet impingement cooling, and the external surface is cooled by film cooling. A computational study was carried out with three different materials, having conductivity values of 0.0048, 0.2 and 1.1 W/m.K. Distribution of local surface temperature along the leading edge, pressure and suction surface is reported. The leading edge region showed the maximum increase in internal surface temperature as the conductivity increased among the different regions of the vane internal surface. However, the pressure and suction surfaces showed relatively less increase in the surface temperature distribution. In order to validate the computational result, the obtained temperature data were compared with experimentally obtained surface temperature data. The flow phenomena like jet lift-off and self-induced cross-flow affect the local temperature distribution differently in the three materials. For a constant mainstream and coolant flow, the surface temperature gradient is higher for the lower conductivity material, and the gradient decreases as conductivity increases. Hence, a material with higher conductivity is desired in a combined impingement and film cooled nozzle guide vane, to increase the durability of the vane. © 2018 Walter de Gruyter GmbH, Berlin/Boston 2018.