John Seglias

John Seglias is the NGET executive’s IT Business Partner. A Chief Digital and Information Officer with 29 years experience, John has a track-record of operating at executive level, leading digital functions, delivering missions-critical programmes, and assisting businesses in extracting maximum value from technology.

As IT Business Partner, his role involves working with the rest of the Executive Team to guide the business through the current and next regulatory framework, and to transform it by making it more efficient and customer focused, through technology and digital.

Before joining National Grid, John was CDIO at Defra, the UK’s Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, where he successfully led a major IT org restructure and reprocurement programme resulting in a 30% RTB reduction. John and his team also ensured Defra was IT ready for Brexit, implementing 11 new digital solutions from a stand-still in the space of two years.

Previously John was CIO at Abellio a leader in the provision of public transport services in Europe and Global IT Director at Ipsos a global leader in market research with presence in 80+ countries.

John has a multi-cultural profile having worked and lived in the UK, France, Greece, Lebanon, Germany, Luxembourg, and Spain. He is native in Greek and English, and fluent in French and Spanish. He has a MBA, MSc and BSc(Eng) from Imperial College London.