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Jon Butterworth

Managing Director, National Grid Ventures


Career: An industry veteran of more than 40 years, Jon has held a number of senior positions within the energy industry, most recently as Chief Operating Officer of Global Transmission for National Grid Ventures. He started his career in British Gas as an apprentice technician before joining National Grid where he has held a variety of leadership roles spanning Construction, Asset Management, Regulation and Operations. Jon was awarded an MBE in 2009 for services to Britain’s Gas Industry and is a Fellow of the Institute of Directors.

Skills and competencies: Jon is an experienced leader with a strong track record of building and running successful businesses in both regulated and competitive energy markets across the UK, Europe and the US.

As Managing Director of National Grid Ventures, Jon is responsible for the development, financing, construction and operation of large-scale energy assets, including electricity interconnectors, LNG storage and regasification, energy metering, onshore wind and solar generation, and competitive transmission.

Jon is also responsible for supporting the transition to a net zero energy system through the development of clean energy technologies, such as carbon capture and storage (CCS) and hydrogen in the UK, and offshore wind in the US.

External appointments:

  • Non-executive director of Pennon Group
  • Ex-Ambassador of the HM Young Offenders Programme
  • Trustee of the National Gas Museums Trust