Alison Kay

Group General Counsel & Company Secretary 

Appointed: 24 January 2013

Career and experience: 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 is responsible for the legal, compliance and governance framework for 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. She also has expertise in regulatory and contractual law and legal risk management from her experience at National Grid. Alison provides support and advice to the Directors, Board and its Committees. She brings rigour around corporate governance and ensures that Board procedures and policies are complied with.

External appointments: Member and Vice-Chair of the Association of General Counsel and Company Secretaries working in FTSE 100 Companies.