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: 1 April 2014 and became Chief Executive with effect from 1 April 2016.

Tenure: 4 years

Career and experience: John is a Fellow of the Energy Institute and of the Institution of Energy and Technology. He joined the Group in 1991 and has progressed through a variety of senior management roles. These 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.

Skills and competencies: With his extensive operational experience of the Group and in depth understanding of both the US and UK energy and utility industries, John brings significant know-how and commerciality to his leadership of the executive team. John is responsible for the implementation of strategy and the continued growth of our businesses. He maintains a productive dialogue with institutional investors on Group strategy and performance.

External appointments: John is a member of the Government’s Inclusive Economy Partnership and the CBI’s Presidents Committee and Non-executive Director of Rentokil Initial plc.

Committees: Member of the Finance Committee.