John Pettigrew will join the Board as an Executive Director with effect from 1 April 2014.
As UK Chief Operating Officer, John is responsible for the UK Transmission Owner and UK Gas Distribution businesses of National Grid and has been a member of the Executive Committee since July 2012.
Originally joining the company as a graduate, during his 23 year career with National Grid, John has led UK Gas Distribution and spent time in the US as Chief Operating Officer of the Electricity Distribution and Generation businesses. Prior to that John held various senior management roles including Director of Asset Management and Director of Engineering Services within UK Transmission.
Sir Peter Gershon, Chairman, said: “I am very pleased to announce John’s promotion to the Board. John brings operational insight, relevant business skills and regulatory experience which are key to the sustainable development of National Grid. I warmly welcome him to the Board of National Grid.”
Steve Holliday, Chief Executive, added: “John has a proven track record of leadership and performance delivery in the Company and will continue to focus on ensuring we provide safe and reliable gas and electricity networks, essential for the successful delivery of our strategy in the UK.”