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National Grid PLC (NGG)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Peter Gershon

69 2012 Non-Executive Chairman of the Board

John Pettigrew

47 2016 Chief Executive Officer, Executive Director

Andrew Bonfield

53 2010 Finance Director, Executive Director

Richard Adduci

Chief Information Officer

Alison Kay

52 2013 Group General Counsel, Company Secretary

Dean Seavers

55 2015 Executive Director, US , Director

Mike Westcott

Global Human Resources Director

Nicola Shaw

2016 Executive Officer, UK

Stephanie Hazell

2013 Group Strategy and Corporate Development Director

George Mayhew

Group Corporate Affairs Director

Nora Brownell

69 2012 Non-Executive Independent Director

Jonathan Dawson

64 2013 Non-Executive Independent Director

Therese Esperdy

55 2014 Non-Executive Independent Director

Paul Golby

65 2012 Non-Executive Independent Director

Ruth Kelly

48 2011 Non-Executive Independent Director

Mark Williamson

58 2013 Senior Non-Executive Independent Director

Aarti Singhal

2016 Director of Investor Relations

Biographies

Name Description

Peter Gershon

Sir Peter Gershon CBE., is a Non-Executive Chairman of the Board of National Grid Plc. He was appointment to the Board on August 2011 as Deputy Chairman. His Previous appointments: Chairman of Premier Farnell plc, Chief Executive of the Office of Government Commerce, Managing Director of Marconi Electronic Systems and member of the UK Defence Academy Advisory Board. His External appointments: Chairman of Tate & Lyle plc and the Aircraft Carrier Alliance and member of The Sutton Trust Board. Sir Peter has significant board level experience gained across multiple industries, with considerable experience in Government through previous roles. He also has significant experience of general management both in the city and internationally and brings to the Board an in-depth understanding of the high-tech industry.

John Pettigrew

Mr. John Pettigrew is the Chief Executive Officer, Executive Director of National Grid Plc. He joined The National Grid Company plc in 1991, A Fellow of the Energy Institute and of the Institution of Energy and Technology, John joined the Company in 1991 and has over 25 years of experience at National Grid in a variety of senior management roles. John’s previous appointments include Director of Engineering from 2003, Chief Operating Officer and Executive Vice President for the US Electricity Distribution & Generation business between 2007 and 2010, Chief Operating Officer for UK Gas Distribution between 2010 and 2012, and UK Chief Operating Officer from 2012 to 2014. John was appointed to the role of Chief Executive on 1 April 2016. Through his wide variety of roles in the UK and US businesses John has extensive knowledge of the Company as well as the engineering and utilities industries as a whole. He has an in-depth understanding of the Government and regulatory landscape.

Andrew Bonfield

Mr. Andrew Robert John Bonfield is a Finance Director, Executive Director of National Grid Plc. Andrew is a chartered accountant with significant financial experience having previously been Chief Financial Officer at Cadbury plc until March 2010; he also spent five years as Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer of Bristol-Myers Squibb Company. As well as this, Andrew also has previous experience in the energy sector as Finance Director of BG Group plc and is currently a Non-executive Director of Kingfisher plc. Andrew brings significant finance experience to the Board and has extensive knowledge of international industries. Through his appointments in senior positions across several industries, Andrew has an in-depth knowledge of the energy and utilities industries both in the UK and internationally, in particular the US energy market.

Richard Adduci

Alison Kay

Ms. Alison Kay is a Group General Counsel, Company Secretary of National Grid PLC. Her Previous appointments were various roles since joining National Grid in 1996 including UK General Counsel and Company Secretary from 2000 to 2008 and Commercial Director, UK Transmission from 2008 to 2012. Ms. Alison is an experienced commercial lawyer bringing a wealth of practical advice and guidance to her current role. She has developed expertise in regulatory and contractual law and legal risk management through her experience at National Grid. She also brings rigour around corporate governance and reporting to the Board, gained partly through her current role and also in her previous role as Secretary to the boards of the subsidiary companies, National Grid Gas plc and National Grid Electricity Transmission plc.

Dean Seavers

Mr. Dean Seavers is a Executive Director of National Grid Plc. Mr. Dean began his career at the Ford Motor Company and held various senior management positions at Tyco International Ltd. before joining General Electric Company/United Technologies Corporation. He was President and Chief Executive Officer of General Electric Security and then President, Global Services of United Technologies Fire & Security. Dean was also a member of the Board of Directors of the National Fire Protection Association from 2010 to 2014 and lead network member at City Light Capital from 2011 to 2015 and President and Chief Executive at Red Hawk Fire & Security, LLC from 2012 to 2014. Dean is currently a Board member of Red Hawk Fire & Security, LLC. Mr. Dean has a wide range of financial and customer experience. He has significant general management experience with a particular focus on change and performance improvement programmes. Dean also has extensive knowledge of international markets, the city, corporate finance and financial services.

Mike Westcott

Nicola Shaw

Stephanie Hazell

George Mayhew

Nora Brownell

Ms. Nora Mead Brownell is a Non-Executive Independent Director of National Grid Plc. Her Previous appointments Commissioner of the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission from 1997 to 2001, Commissioner for the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission from 2001 to 2006 and former President of the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners. Board member of ONCOR Electric Delivery Holding Company LLC and Comverge, Inc. Her External appointments are Board member of Spectra Energy Partners LP, Direct Energy Advisory Board and the Advisory Board of Morgan Stanley Infrastructure Partners and partner in ESPY Energy Solutions, LLC. Through her Non-executive directorships, Nora brings extensive experience in US Government and regulation and has significant expertise in the US utilities industry in particular through her role as a Commissioner with FERC.

Jonathan Dawson

Mr. Jonathan D. S. Dawson is a Non-Executive Independent Director of National Grid Plc. Mr. Jonathan started his career in the Ministry of Defence before moving to Lazard where he spent more than 20 years. He was a Non-executive Director of Galliford Try plc, National Australia Group Europe Limited and Standard Life Investments (Holdings) Limited. Most recently he was Chairman of the Remuneration Committee, Non-executive and Senior Independent Director of Next plc until May 2015. Jonathan is currently a Non-executive Director of Jardine Lloyd Thompson Group plc and Chairman and a founding partner of Penfida Limited. Mr. Jonathan has a wide range of city experience with a significant and in-depth understanding of the corporate finance, pensions and banking industries.

Therese Esperdy

Ms. Therese Esperdy is a Non-Executive Independent Director of National Grid Plc. Her previous appointments were Joined Chase Securities in 1997, Having started her banking career at Lehman Brothers, Therese joined Chase Securities in 1997 and then held a variety of senior roles at JP Morgan Chase & Co. These included appointments as Head of US Debt Capital Markets and Global Head of Debt Capital Markets, co-head of Banking, Asia Pacific and Global Chairman of the Financial Institutions Group. Therese has significant experience in city, corporate finance and banking through her previous appointments. She also has a wide range of international experience having worked in a number of international markets.

Paul Golby

Dr. Paul Golby, CBE, is a Non-Executive Independent Director of National Grid Plc. His Previous appointments are Executive Director of Clayhithe plc before joining East Midlands Electricity plc in 1998 as Managing Director, Chief Executive of E.ON UK plc in 2002, and later additionally as Chairman, stepping down from the E.ON board in December 2011 and most recently Non-executive Chairman of AEA Technology Group plc. His External appointments are Chairman of EngineeringUK and the UK National Air Traffic System, Chair of the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council and a member of the Council for Science and Technology and of the Nurse Review Advisory Group.

Ruth Kelly

Ms. Ruth Kelly is a Non-Executive Independent Director of National Grid Plc. Ms. Ruth began her career in Government where she held various senior roles, including Secretary of State for Transport, for Communities and Local Government, for Education and Skills as well as Financial Secretary to the Treasury. She was also a senior executive at HSBC until August 2015. Ruth is currently appointed as Governor for the National Institute of Economic and Social Research and Pro Vice Chancellor at St Mary’s University; she has also been a Non-executive Director on the Financial Conduct Authority Board since April 2016. Ms. Ruth brings in-depth knowledge of Government and regulatory practice; she also has experience in banking and corporate finance.

Mark Williamson

Mr. Mark D. Williamson is a Senior Non-Executive Independent Director of National Grid Plc. A qualified accountant with significant financial experience, Mark was Chief Accountant and then Group Financial Controller of Simon Group plc before joining International Power plc as Group Financial Controller and later as Chief Financial Officer. Mark was a Non-executive Director at Alent plc where he was Chairman of the Audit Committee and Senior Independent Director. Mark is currently the Chairman of Imperial Brands PLC. Mr. Mark has extensive city, international accounting and finance experience in addition to senior and board level experience across multiple industries. Mark’s experience in energy utilities amongst other industries has provided a good understanding of Government and regulatory matters.

Aarti Singhal