Therese Esperdy

Non-executive Director; Independent


Appointed: 18 March 2014. Appointed to the Board of National Grid USA from 1 May 2015

Committee membership:  Finance (Chair), Audit & Risk and People & Governance

Tenure: 7 years

Career: Therese has held several senior roles in the banking industry, including Head of US Debt Capital Markets and Global Head of Debt Capital Markets, Co-Head of Banking, Asia Pacific at JPMorgan and Global Chairman of the Financial Institutions Group, JPMorgan Chase & Co. Most recently, Therese was appointed as a Non-executive Director on Moody’s Corporation Board on 1 March 2019.

Skills and competencies: Therese has significant international investment banking experience, having held a variety of leadership roles spanning 27 years. Her career began at Lehman Brothers and in 1997 she joined Chase Securities and subsequently JPMorgan Chase & Co., where she held a number of senior positions. With a distinguished career in the investment banking sector, Therese brings significant banking, strategic and international financial management expertise and knowledge of financial markets to the Board and to her role as Chair of the Finance Committee.

Therese’s specialist knowledge combined with her sharp and incisive thinking enables her to contribute and constructively challenge on a wide range of Board debates.

External appointments:

  • Chairman of Imperial Brands plc

  • Non-executive Director of Moody’s Corporation