Thom Thorp

UK Corporate Affairs Director


Thom joined National Grid in January 2017 as UK Corporate Affairs Director, responsible for all corporate affairs activities on behalf of National Grid’s UK regulated businesses. This includes public affairs and policy, crisis and media communications, internal communications, stakeholder relations and corporate social responsibility.

Thom joined National Grid from Lilly, the pharmaceutical business where he was Head of Government Affairs and Communications for Europe and Canada.  He has also held the role of Senior Director, Corporate Affairs and Market Access for Lilly UK and Lilly Northern European Geographic Hub. Prior to this he held a number of managerial roles within Eli Lilly and Company Ltd.  

Thom studied at University of Hull and the University of Kent (Brussels School of International Studies) where he was awarded an MA in International Conflict Analysis. He also served in the Royal Navy as a Warfare Officer.