John Pettigrew FEI FIET

Chief Executive

Our Chief Executive is responsible for the executive leadership and day-to-day management of the Company, ensuring delivery of the strategy agreed by the Board. Through his leadership of the Group Executive Committee, he demonstrates commitment to safety, operational and financial performance.

Appointed: 1 April 2014 and Chief Executive with effect from 1 April 2016

Committee membership: Group Executive and Finance

Tenure: 10 years

Skills and competencies: John has extensive experience in the utility sector. He joined National Grid as a graduate in 1991 and has progressed through many senior management roles. As Chief Executive, John is responsible for executive leadership and day-to-day management of the Group, bringing significant know-how and commerciality to ensure delivery of the strategy. He has delivered transformational organisational and portfolio change, positioning National Grid strongly for the energy transition. John engages widely with governments, policy makers and other stakeholders, helping to shape energy policy. He is a Fellow of the Energy Institute and of the Institution of Energy and Technology.

External appointment:

  • Senior Independent Director of Rentokil Initial plc