Therese Esperdy

Non-executive Director; Independent

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

Tenure: 4 years

Career and experience: Therese started her banking career at Lehman Brothers, then moved to Chase Securities in 1997. She subsequently held a variety of senior roles at JPMorgan Chase & Co., including 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.

Skills and competencies: 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 Chairman of the Finance Committee. This enables her to contribute a constructive viewpoint to Board debates with her sharp and incisive thinking.

External appointments: Non-executive Director of Imperial Brands PLC.

Committees: Chairman of the Finance Committee and member of the Audit and Nominations Committees.