Therese Esperdy

Non-executive Director; Independent

Appointed: 18 March 2014. Appointed to the Board of National Grid USA from 1 May 2015

Committee Membership:  Finance (Chair), Audit and Nominations

Tenure: 5 years

Career: Therese started her banking career at Lehman Brothers then moved to Chase Securities in 1997 going on to hold a variety of senior roles at JP Morgan Chase & Co. These included roles as Head of US Debt Capital Markets and Global Head of Debt Capital Markets, Co-Head of Banking, Asia Pacific at JPMorgan and Global Chairman of the Financial Institutions Group, JPMorgan Chase & Co. Most recently, Therese was appointed as a Non-executive Director on Moody’s Corporation Board on 1 March 2019.

Skills and competencies: Therese has significant international investment banking experience, having held a variety of leadership roles spanning 26 years. Her career began at Lehman Brothers and in 1997 she joined Chase Securities and subsequently JPMorgan Chase & Co., where she held a number of senior positions. With a distinguished career in the investment banking sector, Therese brings significant banking, strategic and international financial management expertise and knowledge of financial markets to the Board and to her role as Chair of the Finance Committee. Her sharp and incisive thinking enables her to contribute and constructively challenge on a wide range of Board debates.

External appointments:

  • Non-executive Director and Senior Independent Director of Imperial Brands PLC;
  • Non-executive Director of Moody’s Corporation.