New board announced for GB Electricity System Operator

New board announced for GB Electricity System Operator

The National Grid Electricity System Operator has announced the members of its new board of directors in advance of it beginning to operate as a legally separate business, within the National Grid Group, from 1st April 2019.

Fintan Slye will chair the board which includes three independent non-executive directors along with three additional members appointed from within the National Grid System Operator business.

The three independent non-executives are Hannah Nixon (CEO of Payment Systems Regulator UK), Gillian Merron (CEO of Board of Deputies of British Jews) and Paul Plummer (CEO of the Rail Delivery Group).

Slye is also joined on the board by his SO colleagues Duncan Burt (director of operations), Kayte O'Neill (director of strategy and regulation) and Claire Tuckman (finance director).

The new board will have a crucial role in overseeing the Electricity System Operator as it evolves and engages in the transformation of the energy market. Day-to-day operations will be the responsibility of a management committee, leaving the board to focus on key areas including setting out and delivering the long-term business strategy, objectives and plan.

Chair of the board, Fintan Slye said: "I am proud and excited to have been chosen to lead the board. With their impressive backgrounds, these appointments bring with them vast knowledge and experience of managing and leading in complex environments, engaging with senior stakeholders and responding to customers and consumer needs - they will give us a formidable board to lead the National Grid Electricity System Operator in tackling the challenges and opportunities ahead."

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