UK General Counsel
Derek joined National Grid as UK General Counsel in January 2019. He leads the UK legal team, which provides legal advice to the core regulated businesses – National Grid Electricity Transmission, National Grid Gas and National Grid ESO – and to a wide range of group functions.
As well as sitting on the UK Executive Committee, he is company secretary of NGET and NGG.
For the previous 18 years, Derek was a partner at international law firm Gowling WLG, where he established and led the highly regarded, multi-disciplinary UK energy team and co-chaired the global energy group. His experience includes energy regulation, energy technology, project development, energy M&A and energy trading.