Chief Engineers

We’re proud of our core capabilities in engineering. Our engineers and the expertise they bring to work every day are at the heart of our business. They’re helping us deliver innovation on a large scale, accelerating the path to clean energy, while maintaining reliability.

Role of our Chief Engineers

We have a Chief Gas Engineer and Chief Electricity Engineer who work across the UK and US business. These roles make sure there is significant focus on engineering at a senior level, providing appropriate input into the group Executive Committee.

They also help us celebrate our current engineering talent, while strengthening our efforts to attract new engineers to National Grid. Our industry is undergoing rapid change as we transition to a clean energy future, so we need people with the skills and enthusiasm that will help us get there.   



Our Chief Engineers are profiled below. Here, you can read their biographies and find out about their individual skills and responsibilities.

Chief Gas Engineer

Ross Turrini

Chief Electricity Engineer

David Wright
A National Grid construction site with equipment being lowered into a tunnel

Engineering innovation

Engineering will play a crucial role in the UK’s journey to reach net zero greenhouse emissions by 2050. To achieve net zero, we need to:

  • double the amount of electricity we produce today. That requires strategic thinking about our infrastructure
  • decarbonise heat, requiring industry innovation and transformational engineering
  • capture emissions, developing carbon capture, usage and storage
  • address how we support transport decarbonisation with a strategic charging backbone across the UK for electric vehicles.

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