National Grid appoints first female chair

Paula Rosput Reynolds has been appointed as chair of National Grid, following Sir Peter Gershon’s announcement on 30 January 2020 that he would step down from the role.

She will join the board on 1 January 2021 and assume the role of chair after a transitionary period of less than 12 months.

Reynolds is currently non-executive director at General Electric in the US and senior independent director of BP plc. She is also a non-executive director at BAE Systems plc but will step down from that role by the end of the year.

“Paula brings a wealth of board level experience leading global companies in the energy and financial sectors,” said National Grid’s CEO, John Pettigrew. “Her experience within international and US companies and insight into strategic and regulatory issues will be an asset to the Board and I look forward to working alongside her.”

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