Alison Kay

Group General Counsel and Company Secretary


Career: Alison joined National Grid in 1996 and has undertaken several roles including UK General Counsel and Company Secretary from 2000 to 2008 and Commercial Director, UK Transmission from 2008 to 2012. Prior to joining the Group, she was a corporate/commercial solicitor in private practice.

Skills and competencies: Alison has responsibility for the legal, compliance and governance framework of the Group. She is an experienced commercial lawyer and brings a wealth of practical advice and guidance to her current role as Group General Counsel and Company Secretary.

Alison provides support and advice to the Directors, the Board and its Committees. She brings rigour to corporate governance and ensures that Board procedures are fit for purpose and adhered to. She also has expertise in regulatory and contractual law, as well as legal risk management, from her previous experience at National Grid.

External appointments:

  • Member and Vice-Chair of the Association of General Counsel and Company Secretaries working in FTSE 100 Companies
  • Member of the Marie Curie West Midlands Development Board