John Pettigrew FEI FIET

Chief Executive

Our Chief Executive is responsible for the executive leadership and day-to-day management of the Company, to ensure the delivery of the strategy agreed by the Board. Through his leadership of the Executive Committee, he demonstrates commitment to safety, operational and financial performance.

Appointed to the Board: Joined the Board on 1 April 2014 and became Chief Executive with effect from 1 April 2016

Career and skills: John joined the Company in 1991 and progressed through a variety of roles before joining the Board as UK Executive Director in 2014. With over 25 years of varied experience at National Grid, his previous roles include Director of Engineering in the UK, Chief Operating Officer and Executive Vice President for the US Electricity Distribution & Generation business, Chief Operating Officer for UK Gas Distribution and UK Chief Operating Officer from 2012 to 2014. John’s extensive experience within the Company brings to the Board a deep understanding of the energy and utilities industry and operation within a regulatory environment as well as a full appreciation of the landscape National Grid works in. Most recently John joined the Board of Rentokil Initial plc in January 2018 as a Non-executive Director.

Skills and experience: Engineering, Government, General Management, Regulation, Utilities

Committee membership: 
Finance Committee