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Our board of directors

Andrew John Hunter
Chairman
Mark Horsley
Chief Executive Officer
Kam Hing Lam
Managing Director, Cheung Kong Infrastructure Holdings Limited
Wan Chi Tin
Group Managing Director, Power Assets Holdings Limited
Neil McGee
Managing Director of Hutchison Whampoa Luxembourg Holdings S.a.r.l. and a non-Executive Director of Power Assets Holdings Limited

Mr Hunter is the Deputy Managing Director of Cheung Kong Infrastructure Holdings Limited. He is also an Executive Director of Power Assets Holdings Limited and a non-Executive Director of Spark Infrastructure Group.

Mr Hunter holds a Master of Arts degree and a Master’s degree in Business Administration. He is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland and of the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

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Mark Horsley has been Chief Executive Officer of Northern Gas Networks (NGN) since 2011.

He has over 40 years of experience in the energy sector. In the five years since joining NGN the company has transformed its approach to customer service, securing twelve national accolades for customer and employee experience, including a National Business Award for ‘Customer Focus’.

Mark was awarded ‘Inspirational Leader’ at the UK Employee Experience Awards in March 2015 in recognition of his innovative approach to employee engagement which has been instrumental to NGN’s cultural transformation.

Mark has held a number of senior appointments in the industry including Equity Partner and Head of Power Distribution at EC Harris, an international built asset consultancy, Strategy and Central Progreammes Director at Scottish Power and President and Chief Operating Office at CE Electric UK. Mark held the post of Chairman of the UK Energy Networks Association from 2004 to 2006, and was appointed Chairman of the Energy Innovation Centre (EIC) in 2014.

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Mr Kam is Group Managing Director of Cheung Kong Infrastructure Holdings Limited. He is also Deputy Managing Director of Cheung Kong (Holdings) Limited, the President and Chief Executive Officer of CK Life Sciences International (Holdings) Inc, an Executive Director of Hutchison Whampoa Limited and of Power Assets Holdings Limited.

Mr Kam holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering and a Master’s degree in Business Administration.

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Mr Wan is the Group Managing Director of Power Assets Holdings Limited. He has worked for the Group since 1978.

Mr Wan has 40 years of experience in the power industries. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering and is also a Chartered Engineer.

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Mr McGee is the Managing Director of Hutchison Whampoa Luxembourg Holdings S.a.r.l. and a non-Executive Director of Power Assets Holdings Limited.

Mr McGee has worked with the Hutchison Whampoa Group since 1978 holding various legal, corporate secretarial and finance positions.

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Duncan Macrae
Head of International Business for Cheung Kong Infrastructure Holdings Limited
Tsai Chao Chung
Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director of Power Assets Holdings Limited
Chan Loi Shun
Executive Director and Chief Financial Officer of Cheung Kong Infrastructure Holdings Limited and a Director of Envestra Limited
John Burnham
Director

Mr Macrae is Head of International Business for Cheung Kong Infrastructure Holdings Limited. He joined the Cheung Kong Group in February 2011. He was previously Regional Head of the Infrastructure Group at the Abu Dhabi Investment Authority. He has more than 17 years experience in the infrastructure investment field.

He holds Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts degrees from Pembroke College, University of Oxford.

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Mr Tsai is the Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director of Power Assets Holdings Limited and has been with the Group since June 1987. Mr. Tsai is also a Director or Alternate Director of most of the overseas subsidiaries and certain joint ventures of the Company. Mr. Tsai has been responsible for the Group’s investments outside Hong Kong since 1997.

He holds a Bachelor of Applied Science degree in Mechanical Engineering, and is a Registered Professional Engineer and a Chartered Engineer.

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Mr Chan is an Executive Director and Chief Financial Officer of Cheung Kong Infrastructure Holdings Limited and a Director of Envestra Limited. He is also an Executive Director of Power Assets Holdings Limited, an Alternate Director to Mr. Kam Hing Lam, an Executive Director of the Company, and a Director of The Hongkong Electric Company, Limited.

He joined Hutchison Whampoa Limited in January 1992 and has been with the Cheung Kong Group since May 1994. Mr Chan has over 28 years experience in accounting and financial management.

He is a fellow of the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants.

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John Burnham’s career has parallelled the development of the infrastructure finance market. He joined Schroders from Cambridge University in 1976, became a Director in 1989, lived in both Singapore and Hong Kong as well as London and rose to become global Head of Project Finance and Infrastructure Privatisation. The takeover by Citigroup came in 2000 and John insisted on retiring in 2008, at which time he was global Head of Infrastructure.

Since retirement John has advised the Crown Estate on Offshore Energy, assisted the Government with the start up of the Green Investment Bank and taught a course to MFin and MBA students on Infrastructure Finance at Cambridge University. At present he is Chairman of three construction phase PPP infrastructure funds, a Director of Northern Gas Networks, and is Chairman of IFM’s Global Infrastructure Fund. Once a year he chairs the business discussions at the Infrastructure Leaders Gathering of infrastructure investors.

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Our Legal and Regulatory Governance Group

Mark Horsley
Chief Executive Officer
Martin Alderson
Asset Risk Management and Safety Director
Mike Ashworth
Legal Director & Company Secretary
Eileen Brown
Customer Experience Director
Matthew Little
Director of Innovation, Improvement and Information (3iG)

Mark Horsley has been Chief Executive Officer of Northern Gas Networks (NGN) since 2011.

He has over 40 years of experience in the energy sector. In the five years since joining NGN the company has transformed its approach to customer service, securing twelve national accolades for customer and employee experience, including a National Business Award for ‘Customer Focus’.

Mark was awarded ‘Inspirational Leader’ at the UK Employee Experience Awards in March 2015 in recognition of his innovative approach to employee engagement which has been instrumental to NGN’s cultural transformation.

Mark has held a number of senior appointments in the industry including Equity Partner and Head of Power Distribution at EC Harris, an international built asset consultancy, Strategy and Central Progreammes Director at Scottish Power and President and Chief Operating Office at CE Electric UK. Mark held the post of Chairman of the UK Energy Networks Association from 2004 to 2006, and was appointed Chairman of the Energy Innovation Centre (EIC) in 2014.

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Martin Alderson is a qualified engineer and has worked in the gas distribution industry for more than 35 years, working his way up through various engineering positions. He has also held a number of senior management positions within operations and asset management.

Martin is a member of the Institution of Gas Engineers and Managers (IGEM) and sits on both their technical committee and technical working groups. He has a wide range of experience in all aspects of gas transmission, distribution and storage activities including Safety Management Systems.

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Mike Ashworth is a solicitor and holds a degree in Law (LLB Hons) together with other postgraduate qualifications. Mike has worked in the utilities sector since the mid 1980s and has held a number of positions including Deputy General Counsel of Transco plc and UK Deputy General Counsel of National Grid plc. He joined Northern Gas Networks as Legal Director and Company Secretary in 2005.

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Eileen was appointed to the position of Head of Customer Experience in 2011, following 10 years in the gas industry working across both operational and corporate functions and became Customer Experience Director in 2016.

Eileen is passionate about helping Northern Gas Networks deliver a world class experience for all customers, centered on understanding the individual needs of each and every customer and ensuring every interaction adds value.

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Matthew Little joined Northern Gas Networks (NGN) in 2007, working in the IT team as a Project Manager and was appointed to the Senior Management Team in 2015 and became Director of Innovation, Improvement and Information (3IG) in 2016. In this role Matthew is responsible for the operation and support of NGN’s IT systems and for the delivery of innovation and improvements using accelerated delivery techniques, such as Agile, Lean and Kanban.

Prior to joining NGN Matthew worked for the Department of Work and Pensions as a Business Analyst.

He studied history at Lancaster University and outside of work enjoys playing golf and following the decline of Leeds United.

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Stephen Parker
Regulation Director
Karen Robinson
Head of Connections
Dean Shepherdson
Head of Construction Services
Ian Waddle
Head of Customer Operations
David Waite
Finance Director

Stephen Parker joined Northern Gas Networks when it was set up in 2005 to lead on the GD1 price control. With over 30 years experience in the industry he has overall responsibility for regulatory strategy and compliance for the business.

Stephen previously worked in senior regulatory and procurement roles at United Utilities, Npower and Yorkshire Electricity.

Outside of work his interests are golf, chess and Featherstone Rovers RLFC.

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Karen was appointed to Northern Gas Networks (NGN) in June 2017 as Head of Connections. Previously Developer Services Manager at Yorkshire Water, she brings a wealth of knowledge in the new connections arena, along with strong project and change management skills. With a background in sectors as diverse as politics and engineering, she has experience of delivering key projects for government and industry.

Karen is passionate about delivering a first class customer experience and empowering her colleagues to shape that delivery. She is a strong advocate of NGN’s industry-leading culture of citizenship as an enabler to deliver the world class service for NGN’s customers.
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Dean started his career as an apprentice distribution craftsman in 1979, working for NEGAS in Hull. In 1984 Dean became one of the youngest site managers in the country for British Gas. Dean has held various management positions and has primarily focused on the management of contractors since 1990. With over 38 years in the industry, Dean has gained qualifications and experience in all aspects of gas distribution up to 7Bar.

In 2010 Dean began a journey to change the way Northern Gas Networks makes the most of contractors. Dean was appointed Head of Construction Services in 2015.

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Ian began working for Northern Gas Networks (NGN) as it was back in 1979 as an Apprentice Gas Distribution Craftsmen. Since then he has become a qualified engineer have gained a BEng (hons) degree in Mechanical Engineering and various other professional qualifications, including a NEBOSH National Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety.

Ian has worked in a variety of roles across the business and became Head of Customer Operations in 2017.

Ian has a passion for delivering a safe, economically sustainable and reliable customer centric service to NGN’s customers, by leading a team of committed colleagues responding to any reported gas escape. He has a wide range of interests which he enjoys with his family, including skiing, walking and motorcycling

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David was appointed to the role of Finance Director in December 2012, having previously headed up Corporate Services since joining the company in January 2006. David is a Chartered Accountant and has around 20 years’ experience in the energy industry.

David joined the company from National Grid and prior to that he was a Director at Deloitte and also Head of Taxation at Yorkshire Electricity. David trained in the accountancy profession in Yorkshire before working for several multi-nationals including The BOC Group in London before returning back to the north.

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Susan Wareham
HR Director
Roger Willey
Commercial Director

Susan Wareham joined Northern Gas Networks in August 2005. She has over 30 years’ experience working in Human Resources, predominantly in the utilities sector. Susan is committed to employee engagement and encourages a culture of fairness and equality.

Having left school with few academic badges, Susan has studied and progressed through her career, and attributes her success to a strong work ethic demonstrated by her parents.

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Roger began his career as an apprentice mains layer for British Gas. During his time at British Gas he qualified as a chartered gas engineer and more recently worked for Scottish Power as the Managing Director of the company’s commercial connections business.

Roger was appointed to the position of Commercial Director in 2015 where he heads up the Commercial Services Team which includes Northern Gas Networks’ (NGN) Commercial and Procurement teams.

He also leads the delivery of our mains replacement program and the Major Capital Projects and Asset Maintenance teams. Roger is responsible for ensuring that every investment decision delivers maximum benefits for NGN, our customers and employees, and that outstanding levels of customer service and safety are achieved throughout the delivery of our capital and replacement programs. ​

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Our board of directors

Andrew John Hunter
Chairman
Mark Horsley
Chief Executive Officer
Kam Hing Lam
Managing Director, Cheung Kong Infrastructure Holdings Limited

Mr Hunter is the Deputy Managing Director of Cheung Kong Infrastructure Holdings Limited. He is also an Executive Director of Power Assets Holdings Limited and a non-Executive Director of Spark Infrastructure Group.

Mr Hunter holds a Master of Arts degree and a Master’s degree in Business Administration. He is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland and of the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

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Mark Horsley has been Chief Executive Officer of Northern Gas Networks (NGN) since 2011.

He has over 40 years of experience in the energy sector. In the five years since joining NGN the company has transformed its approach to customer service, securing twelve national accolades for customer and employee experience, including a National Business Award for ‘Customer Focus’.

Mark was awarded ‘Inspirational Leader’ at the UK Employee Experience Awards in March 2015 in recognition of his innovative approach to employee engagement which has been instrumental to NGN’s cultural transformation.

Mark has held a number of senior appointments in the industry including Equity Partner and Head of Power Distribution at EC Harris, an international built asset consultancy, Strategy and Central Progreammes Director at Scottish Power and President and Chief Operating Office at CE Electric UK. Mark held the post of Chairman of the UK Energy Networks Association from 2004 to 2006, and was appointed Chairman of the Energy Innovation Centre (EIC) in 2014.

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Mr Kam is Group Managing Director of Cheung Kong Infrastructure Holdings Limited. He is also Deputy Managing Director of Cheung Kong (Holdings) Limited, the President and Chief Executive Officer of CK Life Sciences International (Holdings) Inc, an Executive Director of Hutchison Whampoa Limited and of Power Assets Holdings Limited.

Mr Kam holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering and a Master’s degree in Business Administration.

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Wan Chi Tin
Group Managing Director, Power Assets Holdings Limited
Neil McGee
Managing Director of Hutchison Whampoa Luxembourg Holdings S.a.r.l. and a non-Executive Director of Power Assets Holdings Limited
Duncan Macrae
Head of International Business for Cheung Kong Infrastructure Holdings Limited

Mr Wan is the Group Managing Director of Power Assets Holdings Limited. He has worked for the Group since 1978.

Mr Wan has 40 years of experience in the power industries. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering and is also a Chartered Engineer.

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Mr McGee is the Managing Director of Hutchison Whampoa Luxembourg Holdings S.a.r.l. and a non-Executive Director of Power Assets Holdings Limited.

Mr McGee has worked with the Hutchison Whampoa Group since 1978 holding various legal, corporate secretarial and finance positions.

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Mr Macrae is Head of International Business for Cheung Kong Infrastructure Holdings Limited. He joined the Cheung Kong Group in February 2011. He was previously Regional Head of the Infrastructure Group at the Abu Dhabi Investment Authority. He has more than 17 years experience in the infrastructure investment field.

He holds Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts degrees from Pembroke College, University of Oxford.

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Tsai Chao Chung
Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director of Power Assets Holdings Limited
Chan Loi Shun
Executive Director and Chief Financial Officer of Cheung Kong Infrastructure Holdings Limited and a Director of Envestra Limited
John Burnham
Director

Mr Tsai is the Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director of Power Assets Holdings Limited and has been with the Group since June 1987. Mr. Tsai is also a Director or Alternate Director of most of the overseas subsidiaries and certain joint ventures of the Company. Mr. Tsai has been responsible for the Group’s investments outside Hong Kong since 1997.

He holds a Bachelor of Applied Science degree in Mechanical Engineering, and is a Registered Professional Engineer and a Chartered Engineer.

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Mr Chan is an Executive Director and Chief Financial Officer of Cheung Kong Infrastructure Holdings Limited and a Director of Envestra Limited. He is also an Executive Director of Power Assets Holdings Limited, an Alternate Director to Mr. Kam Hing Lam, an Executive Director of the Company, and a Director of The Hongkong Electric Company, Limited.

He joined Hutchison Whampoa Limited in January 1992 and has been with the Cheung Kong Group since May 1994. Mr Chan has over 28 years experience in accounting and financial management.

He is a fellow of the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants.

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John Burnham’s career has parallelled the development of the infrastructure finance market. He joined Schroders from Cambridge University in 1976, became a Director in 1989, lived in both Singapore and Hong Kong as well as London and rose to become global Head of Project Finance and Infrastructure Privatisation. The takeover by Citigroup came in 2000 and John insisted on retiring in 2008, at which time he was global Head of Infrastructure.

Since retirement John has advised the Crown Estate on Offshore Energy, assisted the Government with the start up of the Green Investment Bank and taught a course to MFin and MBA students on Infrastructure Finance at Cambridge University. At present he is Chairman of three construction phase PPP infrastructure funds, a Director of Northern Gas Networks, and is Chairman of IFM’s Global Infrastructure Fund. Once a year he chairs the business discussions at the Infrastructure Leaders Gathering of infrastructure investors.

Close

Our Legal and Regulatory Governance Group

Mark Horsley
Chief Executive Officer
Martin Alderson
Asset Risk Management and Safety Director
Mike Ashworth
Legal Director & Company Secretary

Mark Horsley has been Chief Executive Officer of Northern Gas Networks (NGN) since 2011.

He has over 40 years of experience in the energy sector. In the five years since joining NGN the company has transformed its approach to customer service, securing twelve national accolades for customer and employee experience, including a National Business Award for ‘Customer Focus’.

Mark was awarded ‘Inspirational Leader’ at the UK Employee Experience Awards in March 2015 in recognition of his innovative approach to employee engagement which has been instrumental to NGN’s cultural transformation.

Mark has held a number of senior appointments in the industry including Equity Partner and Head of Power Distribution at EC Harris, an international built asset consultancy, Strategy and Central Progreammes Director at Scottish Power and President and Chief Operating Office at CE Electric UK. Mark held the post of Chairman of the UK Energy Networks Association from 2004 to 2006, and was appointed Chairman of the Energy Innovation Centre (EIC) in 2014.

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Martin Alderson is a qualified engineer and has worked in the gas distribution industry for more than 35 years, working his way up through various engineering positions. He has also held a number of senior management positions within operations and asset management.

Martin is a member of the Institution of Gas Engineers and Managers (IGEM) and sits on both their technical committee and technical working groups. He has a wide range of experience in all aspects of gas transmission, distribution and storage activities including Safety Management Systems.

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Mike Ashworth is a solicitor and holds a degree in Law (LLB Hons) together with other postgraduate qualifications. Mike has worked in the utilities sector since the mid 1980s and has held a number of positions including Deputy General Counsel of Transco plc and UK Deputy General Counsel of National Grid plc. He joined Northern Gas Networks as Legal Director and Company Secretary in 2005.

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Eileen Brown
Customer Experience Director
Matthew Little
Director of Innovation, Improvement and Information (3iG)
Stephen Parker
Regulation Director

Eileen was appointed to the position of Head of Customer Experience in 2011, following 10 years in the gas industry working across both operational and corporate functions and became Customer Experience Director in 2016.

Eileen is passionate about helping Northern Gas Networks deliver a world class experience for all customers, centered on understanding the individual needs of each and every customer and ensuring every interaction adds value.

Close

Matthew Little joined Northern Gas Networks (NGN) in 2007, working in the IT team as a Project Manager and was appointed to the Senior Management Team in 2015 and became Director of Innovation, Improvement and Information (3IG) in 2016. In this role Matthew is responsible for the operation and support of NGN’s IT systems and for the delivery of innovation and improvements using accelerated delivery techniques, such as Agile, Lean and Kanban.

Prior to joining NGN Matthew worked for the Department of Work and Pensions as a Business Analyst.

He studied history at Lancaster University and outside of work enjoys playing golf and following the decline of Leeds United.

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Stephen Parker joined Northern Gas Networks when it was set up in 2005 to lead on the GD1 price control. With over 30 years experience in the industry he has overall responsibility for regulatory strategy and compliance for the business.

Stephen previously worked in senior regulatory and procurement roles at United Utilities, Npower and Yorkshire Electricity.

Outside of work his interests are golf, chess and Featherstone Rovers RLFC.

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Karen Robinson
Head of Connections
Dean Shepherdson
Head of Construction Services
Ian Waddle
Head of Customer Operations

Karen was appointed to Northern Gas Networks (NGN) in June 2017 as Head of Connections. Previously Developer Services Manager at Yorkshire Water, she brings a wealth of knowledge in the new connections arena, along with strong project and change management skills. With a background in sectors as diverse as politics and engineering, she has experience of delivering key projects for government and industry.

Karen is passionate about delivering a first class customer experience and empowering her colleagues to shape that delivery. She is a strong advocate of NGN’s industry-leading culture of citizenship as an enabler to deliver the world class service for NGN’s customers.
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Dean started his career as an apprentice distribution craftsman in 1979, working for NEGAS in Hull. In 1984 Dean became one of the youngest site managers in the country for British Gas. Dean has held various management positions and has primarily focused on the management of contractors since 1990. With over 38 years in the industry, Dean has gained qualifications and experience in all aspects of gas distribution up to 7Bar.

In 2010 Dean began a journey to change the way Northern Gas Networks makes the most of contractors. Dean was appointed Head of Construction Services in 2015.

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Ian began working for Northern Gas Networks (NGN) as it was back in 1979 as an Apprentice Gas Distribution Craftsmen. Since then he has become a qualified engineer have gained a BEng (hons) degree in Mechanical Engineering and various other professional qualifications, including a NEBOSH National Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety.

Ian has worked in a variety of roles across the business and became Head of Customer Operations in 2017.

Ian has a passion for delivering a safe, economically sustainable and reliable customer centric service to NGN’s customers, by leading a team of committed colleagues responding to any reported gas escape. He has a wide range of interests which he enjoys with his family, including skiing, walking and motorcycling

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David Waite
Finance Director
Susan Wareham
HR Director
Roger Willey
Commercial Director

David was appointed to the role of Finance Director in December 2012, having previously headed up Corporate Services since joining the company in January 2006. David is a Chartered Accountant and has around 20 years’ experience in the energy industry.

David joined the company from National Grid and prior to that he was a Director at Deloitte and also Head of Taxation at Yorkshire Electricity. David trained in the accountancy profession in Yorkshire before working for several multi-nationals including The BOC Group in London before returning back to the north.

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Susan Wareham joined Northern Gas Networks in August 2005. She has over 30 years’ experience working in Human Resources, predominantly in the utilities sector. Susan is committed to employee engagement and encourages a culture of fairness and equality.

Having left school with few academic badges, Susan has studied and progressed through her career, and attributes her success to a strong work ethic demonstrated by her parents.

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Roger began his career as an apprentice mains layer for British Gas. During his time at British Gas he qualified as a chartered gas engineer and more recently worked for Scottish Power as the Managing Director of the company’s commercial connections business.

Roger was appointed to the position of Commercial Director in 2015 where he heads up the Commercial Services Team which includes Northern Gas Networks’ (NGN) Commercial and Procurement teams.

He also leads the delivery of our mains replacement program and the Major Capital Projects and Asset Maintenance teams. Roger is responsible for ensuring that every investment decision delivers maximum benefits for NGN, our customers and employees, and that outstanding levels of customer service and safety are achieved throughout the delivery of our capital and replacement programs. ​

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Our board of directors

Andrew John Hunter
Chairman
Mark Horsley
Chief Executive Officer

Mr Hunter is the Deputy Managing Director of Cheung Kong Infrastructure Holdings Limited. He is also an Executive Director of Power Assets Holdings Limited and a non-Executive Director of Spark Infrastructure Group.

Mr Hunter holds a Master of Arts degree and a Master’s degree in Business Administration. He is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland and of the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

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Mark Horsley has been Chief Executive Officer of Northern Gas Networks (NGN) since 2011.

He has over 40 years of experience in the energy sector. In the five years since joining NGN the company has transformed its approach to customer service, securing twelve national accolades for customer and employee experience, including a National Business Award for ‘Customer Focus’.

Mark was awarded ‘Inspirational Leader’ at the UK Employee Experience Awards in March 2015 in recognition of his innovative approach to employee engagement which has been instrumental to NGN’s cultural transformation.

Mark has held a number of senior appointments in the industry including Equity Partner and Head of Power Distribution at EC Harris, an international built asset consultancy, Strategy and Central Progreammes Director at Scottish Power and President and Chief Operating Office at CE Electric UK. Mark held the post of Chairman of the UK Energy Networks Association from 2004 to 2006, and was appointed Chairman of the Energy Innovation Centre (EIC) in 2014.

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Kam Hing Lam
Managing Director, Cheung Kong Infrastructure Holdings Limited
Wan Chi Tin
Group Managing Director, Power Assets Holdings Limited

Mr Kam is Group Managing Director of Cheung Kong Infrastructure Holdings Limited. He is also Deputy Managing Director of Cheung Kong (Holdings) Limited, the President and Chief Executive Officer of CK Life Sciences International (Holdings) Inc, an Executive Director of Hutchison Whampoa Limited and of Power Assets Holdings Limited.

Mr Kam holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering and a Master’s degree in Business Administration.

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Mr Wan is the Group Managing Director of Power Assets Holdings Limited. He has worked for the Group since 1978.

Mr Wan has 40 years of experience in the power industries. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering and is also a Chartered Engineer.

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Neil McGee
Managing Director of Hutchison Whampoa Luxembourg Holdings S.a.r.l. and a non-Executive Director of Power Assets Holdings Limited
Duncan Macrae
Head of International Business for Cheung Kong Infrastructure Holdings Limited

Mr McGee is the Managing Director of Hutchison Whampoa Luxembourg Holdings S.a.r.l. and a non-Executive Director of Power Assets Holdings Limited.

Mr McGee has worked with the Hutchison Whampoa Group since 1978 holding various legal, corporate secretarial and finance positions.

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Mr Macrae is Head of International Business for Cheung Kong Infrastructure Holdings Limited. He joined the Cheung Kong Group in February 2011. He was previously Regional Head of the Infrastructure Group at the Abu Dhabi Investment Authority. He has more than 17 years experience in the infrastructure investment field.

He holds Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts degrees from Pembroke College, University of Oxford.

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Tsai Chao Chung
Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director of Power Assets Holdings Limited
Chan Loi Shun
Executive Director and Chief Financial Officer of Cheung Kong Infrastructure Holdings Limited and a Director of Envestra Limited

Mr Tsai is the Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director of Power Assets Holdings Limited and has been with the Group since June 1987. Mr. Tsai is also a Director or Alternate Director of most of the overseas subsidiaries and certain joint ventures of the Company. Mr. Tsai has been responsible for the Group’s investments outside Hong Kong since 1997.

He holds a Bachelor of Applied Science degree in Mechanical Engineering, and is a Registered Professional Engineer and a Chartered Engineer.

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Mr Chan is an Executive Director and Chief Financial Officer of Cheung Kong Infrastructure Holdings Limited and a Director of Envestra Limited. He is also an Executive Director of Power Assets Holdings Limited, an Alternate Director to Mr. Kam Hing Lam, an Executive Director of the Company, and a Director of The Hongkong Electric Company, Limited.

He joined Hutchison Whampoa Limited in January 1992 and has been with the Cheung Kong Group since May 1994. Mr Chan has over 28 years experience in accounting and financial management.

He is a fellow of the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants.

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John Burnham
Director

John Burnham’s career has parallelled the development of the infrastructure finance market. He joined Schroders from Cambridge University in 1976, became a Director in 1989, lived in both Singapore and Hong Kong as well as London and rose to become global Head of Project Finance and Infrastructure Privatisation. The takeover by Citigroup came in 2000 and John insisted on retiring in 2008, at which time he was global Head of Infrastructure.

Since retirement John has advised the Crown Estate on Offshore Energy, assisted the Government with the start up of the Green Investment Bank and taught a course to MFin and MBA students on Infrastructure Finance at Cambridge University. At present he is Chairman of three construction phase PPP infrastructure funds, a Director of Northern Gas Networks, and is Chairman of IFM’s Global Infrastructure Fund. Once a year he chairs the business discussions at the Infrastructure Leaders Gathering of infrastructure investors.

Close

Our Legal and Regulatory Governance Group

Mark Horsley
Chief Executive Officer
Martin Alderson
Asset Risk Management and Safety Director

Mark Horsley has been Chief Executive Officer of Northern Gas Networks (NGN) since 2011.

He has over 40 years of experience in the energy sector. In the five years since joining NGN the company has transformed its approach to customer service, securing twelve national accolades for customer and employee experience, including a National Business Award for ‘Customer Focus’.

Mark was awarded ‘Inspirational Leader’ at the UK Employee Experience Awards in March 2015 in recognition of his innovative approach to employee engagement which has been instrumental to NGN’s cultural transformation.

Mark has held a number of senior appointments in the industry including Equity Partner and Head of Power Distribution at EC Harris, an international built asset consultancy, Strategy and Central Progreammes Director at Scottish Power and President and Chief Operating Office at CE Electric UK. Mark held the post of Chairman of the UK Energy Networks Association from 2004 to 2006, and was appointed Chairman of the Energy Innovation Centre (EIC) in 2014.

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Martin Alderson is a qualified engineer and has worked in the gas distribution industry for more than 35 years, working his way up through various engineering positions. He has also held a number of senior management positions within operations and asset management.

Martin is a member of the Institution of Gas Engineers and Managers (IGEM) and sits on both their technical committee and technical working groups. He has a wide range of experience in all aspects of gas transmission, distribution and storage activities including Safety Management Systems.

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Mike Ashworth
Legal Director & Company Secretary
Eileen Brown
Customer Experience Director

Mike Ashworth is a solicitor and holds a degree in Law (LLB Hons) together with other postgraduate qualifications. Mike has worked in the utilities sector since the mid 1980s and has held a number of positions including Deputy General Counsel of Transco plc and UK Deputy General Counsel of National Grid plc. He joined Northern Gas Networks as Legal Director and Company Secretary in 2005.

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Eileen was appointed to the position of Head of Customer Experience in 2011, following 10 years in the gas industry working across both operational and corporate functions and became Customer Experience Director in 2016.

Eileen is passionate about helping Northern Gas Networks deliver a world class experience for all customers, centered on understanding the individual needs of each and every customer and ensuring every interaction adds value.

Close
Matthew Little
Director of Innovation, Improvement and Information (3iG)
Stephen Parker
Regulation Director

Matthew Little joined Northern Gas Networks (NGN) in 2007, working in the IT team as a Project Manager and was appointed to the Senior Management Team in 2015 and became Director of Innovation, Improvement and Information (3IG) in 2016. In this role Matthew is responsible for the operation and support of NGN’s IT systems and for the delivery of innovation and improvements using accelerated delivery techniques, such as Agile, Lean and Kanban.

Prior to joining NGN Matthew worked for the Department of Work and Pensions as a Business Analyst.

He studied history at Lancaster University and outside of work enjoys playing golf and following the decline of Leeds United.

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Stephen Parker joined Northern Gas Networks when it was set up in 2005 to lead on the GD1 price control. With over 30 years experience in the industry he has overall responsibility for regulatory strategy and compliance for the business.

Stephen previously worked in senior regulatory and procurement roles at United Utilities, Npower and Yorkshire Electricity.

Outside of work his interests are golf, chess and Featherstone Rovers RLFC.

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Karen Robinson
Head of Connections
Dean Shepherdson
Head of Construction Services

Karen was appointed to Northern Gas Networks (NGN) in June 2017 as Head of Connections. Previously Developer Services Manager at Yorkshire Water, she brings a wealth of knowledge in the new connections arena, along with strong project and change management skills. With a background in sectors as diverse as politics and engineering, she has experience of delivering key projects for government and industry.

Karen is passionate about delivering a first class customer experience and empowering her colleagues to shape that delivery. She is a strong advocate of NGN’s industry-leading culture of citizenship as an enabler to deliver the world class service for NGN’s customers.
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Dean started his career as an apprentice distribution craftsman in 1979, working for NEGAS in Hull. In 1984 Dean became one of the youngest site managers in the country for British Gas. Dean has held various management positions and has primarily focused on the management of contractors since 1990. With over 38 years in the industry, Dean has gained qualifications and experience in all aspects of gas distribution up to 7Bar.

In 2010 Dean began a journey to change the way Northern Gas Networks makes the most of contractors. Dean was appointed Head of Construction Services in 2015.

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Ian Waddle
Head of Customer Operations
David Waite
Finance Director

Ian began working for Northern Gas Networks (NGN) as it was back in 1979 as an Apprentice Gas Distribution Craftsmen. Since then he has become a qualified engineer have gained a BEng (hons) degree in Mechanical Engineering and various other professional qualifications, including a NEBOSH National Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety.

Ian has worked in a variety of roles across the business and became Head of Customer Operations in 2017.

Ian has a passion for delivering a safe, economically sustainable and reliable customer centric service to NGN’s customers, by leading a team of committed colleagues responding to any reported gas escape. He has a wide range of interests which he enjoys with his family, including skiing, walking and motorcycling

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David was appointed to the role of Finance Director in December 2012, having previously headed up Corporate Services since joining the company in January 2006. David is a Chartered Accountant and has around 20 years’ experience in the energy industry.

David joined the company from National Grid and prior to that he was a Director at Deloitte and also Head of Taxation at Yorkshire Electricity. David trained in the accountancy profession in Yorkshire before working for several multi-nationals including The BOC Group in London before returning back to the north.

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Susan Wareham
HR Director
Roger Willey
Commercial Director

Susan Wareham joined Northern Gas Networks in August 2005. She has over 30 years’ experience working in Human Resources, predominantly in the utilities sector. Susan is committed to employee engagement and encourages a culture of fairness and equality.

Having left school with few academic badges, Susan has studied and progressed through her career, and attributes her success to a strong work ethic demonstrated by her parents.

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Roger began his career as an apprentice mains layer for British Gas. During his time at British Gas he qualified as a chartered gas engineer and more recently worked for Scottish Power as the Managing Director of the company’s commercial connections business.

Roger was appointed to the position of Commercial Director in 2015 where he heads up the Commercial Services Team which includes Northern Gas Networks’ (NGN) Commercial and Procurement teams.

He also leads the delivery of our mains replacement program and the Major Capital Projects and Asset Maintenance teams. Roger is responsible for ensuring that every investment decision delivers maximum benefits for NGN, our customers and employees, and that outstanding levels of customer service and safety are achieved throughout the delivery of our capital and replacement programs. ​

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Our board of directors

Andrew John Hunter
Chairman

Mr Hunter is the Deputy Managing Director of Cheung Kong Infrastructure Holdings Limited. He is also an Executive Director of Power Assets Holdings Limited and a non-Executive Director of Spark Infrastructure Group.

Mr Hunter holds a Master of Arts degree and a Master’s degree in Business Administration. He is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland and of the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

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Mark Horsley
Chief Executive Officer

Mark Horsley has been Chief Executive Officer of Northern Gas Networks (NGN) since 2011.

He has over 40 years of experience in the energy sector. In the five years since joining NGN the company has transformed its approach to customer service, securing twelve national accolades for customer and employee experience, including a National Business Award for ‘Customer Focus’.

Mark was awarded ‘Inspirational Leader’ at the UK Employee Experience Awards in March 2015 in recognition of his innovative approach to employee engagement which has been instrumental to NGN’s cultural transformation.

Mark has held a number of senior appointments in the industry including Equity Partner and Head of Power Distribution at EC Harris, an international built asset consultancy, Strategy and Central Progreammes Director at Scottish Power and President and Chief Operating Office at CE Electric UK. Mark held the post of Chairman of the UK Energy Networks Association from 2004 to 2006, and was appointed Chairman of the Energy Innovation Centre (EIC) in 2014.

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Kam Hing Lam
Managing Director, Cheung Kong Infrastructure Holdings Limited

Mr Kam is Group Managing Director of Cheung Kong Infrastructure Holdings Limited. He is also Deputy Managing Director of Cheung Kong (Holdings) Limited, the President and Chief Executive Officer of CK Life Sciences International (Holdings) Inc, an Executive Director of Hutchison Whampoa Limited and of Power Assets Holdings Limited.

Mr Kam holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering and a Master’s degree in Business Administration.

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Wan Chi Tin
Group Managing Director, Power Assets Holdings Limited

Mr Wan is the Group Managing Director of Power Assets Holdings Limited. He has worked for the Group since 1978.

Mr Wan has 40 years of experience in the power industries. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering and is also a Chartered Engineer.

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Neil McGee
Managing Director of Hutchison Whampoa Luxembourg Holdings S.a.r.l. and a non-Executive Director of Power Assets Holdings Limited

Mr McGee is the Managing Director of Hutchison Whampoa Luxembourg Holdings S.a.r.l. and a non-Executive Director of Power Assets Holdings Limited.

Mr McGee has worked with the Hutchison Whampoa Group since 1978 holding various legal, corporate secretarial and finance positions.

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Duncan Macrae
Head of International Business for Cheung Kong Infrastructure Holdings Limited

Mr Macrae is Head of International Business for Cheung Kong Infrastructure Holdings Limited. He joined the Cheung Kong Group in February 2011. He was previously Regional Head of the Infrastructure Group at the Abu Dhabi Investment Authority. He has more than 17 years experience in the infrastructure investment field.

He holds Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts degrees from Pembroke College, University of Oxford.

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Tsai Chao Chung
Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director of Power Assets Holdings Limited

Mr Tsai is the Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director of Power Assets Holdings Limited and has been with the Group since June 1987. Mr. Tsai is also a Director or Alternate Director of most of the overseas subsidiaries and certain joint ventures of the Company. Mr. Tsai has been responsible for the Group’s investments outside Hong Kong since 1997.

He holds a Bachelor of Applied Science degree in Mechanical Engineering, and is a Registered Professional Engineer and a Chartered Engineer.

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Chan Loi Shun
Executive Director and Chief Financial Officer of Cheung Kong Infrastructure Holdings Limited and a Director of Envestra Limited

Mr Chan is an Executive Director and Chief Financial Officer of Cheung Kong Infrastructure Holdings Limited and a Director of Envestra Limited. He is also an Executive Director of Power Assets Holdings Limited, an Alternate Director to Mr. Kam Hing Lam, an Executive Director of the Company, and a Director of The Hongkong Electric Company, Limited.

He joined Hutchison Whampoa Limited in January 1992 and has been with the Cheung Kong Group since May 1994. Mr Chan has over 28 years experience in accounting and financial management.

He is a fellow of the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants.

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John Burnham
Director

John Burnham’s career has parallelled the development of the infrastructure finance market. He joined Schroders from Cambridge University in 1976, became a Director in 1989, lived in both Singapore and Hong Kong as well as London and rose to become global Head of Project Finance and Infrastructure Privatisation. The takeover by Citigroup came in 2000 and John insisted on retiring in 2008, at which time he was global Head of Infrastructure.

Since retirement John has advised the Crown Estate on Offshore Energy, assisted the Government with the start up of the Green Investment Bank and taught a course to MFin and MBA students on Infrastructure Finance at Cambridge University. At present he is Chairman of three construction phase PPP infrastructure funds, a Director of Northern Gas Networks, and is Chairman of IFM’s Global Infrastructure Fund. Once a year he chairs the business discussions at the Infrastructure Leaders Gathering of infrastructure investors.

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Our Legal and Regulatory Governance Group

Mark Horsley
Chief Executive Officer

Mark Horsley has been Chief Executive Officer of Northern Gas Networks (NGN) since 2011.

He has over 40 years of experience in the energy sector. In the five years since joining NGN the company has transformed its approach to customer service, securing twelve national accolades for customer and employee experience, including a National Business Award for ‘Customer Focus’.

Mark was awarded ‘Inspirational Leader’ at the UK Employee Experience Awards in March 2015 in recognition of his innovative approach to employee engagement which has been instrumental to NGN’s cultural transformation.

Mark has held a number of senior appointments in the industry including Equity Partner and Head of Power Distribution at EC Harris, an international built asset consultancy, Strategy and Central Progreammes Director at Scottish Power and President and Chief Operating Office at CE Electric UK. Mark held the post of Chairman of the UK Energy Networks Association from 2004 to 2006, and was appointed Chairman of the Energy Innovation Centre (EIC) in 2014.

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Martin Alderson
Asset Risk Management and Safety Director

Martin Alderson is a qualified engineer and has worked in the gas distribution industry for more than 35 years, working his way up through various engineering positions. He has also held a number of senior management positions within operations and asset management.

Martin is a member of the Institution of Gas Engineers and Managers (IGEM) and sits on both their technical committee and technical working groups. He has a wide range of experience in all aspects of gas transmission, distribution and storage activities including Safety Management Systems.

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Mike Ashworth
Legal Director & Company Secretary

Mike Ashworth is a solicitor and holds a degree in Law (LLB Hons) together with other postgraduate qualifications. Mike has worked in the utilities sector since the mid 1980s and has held a number of positions including Deputy General Counsel of Transco plc and UK Deputy General Counsel of National Grid plc. He joined Northern Gas Networks as Legal Director and Company Secretary in 2005.

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Eileen Brown
Customer Experience Director

Eileen was appointed to the position of Head of Customer Experience in 2011, following 10 years in the gas industry working across both operational and corporate functions and became Customer Experience Director in 2016.

Eileen is passionate about helping Northern Gas Networks deliver a world class experience for all customers, centered on understanding the individual needs of each and every customer and ensuring every interaction adds value.

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Matthew Little
Director of Innovation, Improvement and Information (3iG)

Matthew Little joined Northern Gas Networks (NGN) in 2007, working in the IT team as a Project Manager and was appointed to the Senior Management Team in 2015 and became Director of Innovation, Improvement and Information (3IG) in 2016. In this role Matthew is responsible for the operation and support of NGN’s IT systems and for the delivery of innovation and improvements using accelerated delivery techniques, such as Agile, Lean and Kanban.

Prior to joining NGN Matthew worked for the Department of Work and Pensions as a Business Analyst.

He studied history at Lancaster University and outside of work enjoys playing golf and following the decline of Leeds United.

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Stephen Parker
Regulation Director

Stephen Parker joined Northern Gas Networks when it was set up in 2005 to lead on the GD1 price control. With over 30 years experience in the industry he has overall responsibility for regulatory strategy and compliance for the business.

Stephen previously worked in senior regulatory and procurement roles at United Utilities, Npower and Yorkshire Electricity.

Outside of work his interests are golf, chess and Featherstone Rovers RLFC.

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Karen Robinson
Head of Connections

Karen was appointed to Northern Gas Networks (NGN) in June 2017 as Head of Connections. Previously Developer Services Manager at Yorkshire Water, she brings a wealth of knowledge in the new connections arena, along with strong project and change management skills. With a background in sectors as diverse as politics and engineering, she has experience of delivering key projects for government and industry.

Karen is passionate about delivering a first class customer experience and empowering her colleagues to shape that delivery. She is a strong advocate of NGN’s industry-leading culture of citizenship as an enabler to deliver the world class service for NGN’s customers.
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Dean Shepherdson
Head of Construction Services

Dean started his career as an apprentice distribution craftsman in 1979, working for NEGAS in Hull. In 1984 Dean became one of the youngest site managers in the country for British Gas. Dean has held various management positions and has primarily focused on the management of contractors since 1990. With over 38 years in the industry, Dean has gained qualifications and experience in all aspects of gas distribution up to 7Bar.

In 2010 Dean began a journey to change the way Northern Gas Networks makes the most of contractors. Dean was appointed Head of Construction Services in 2015.

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Ian Waddle
Head of Customer Operations

Ian began working for Northern Gas Networks (NGN) as it was back in 1979 as an Apprentice Gas Distribution Craftsmen. Since then he has become a qualified engineer have gained a BEng (hons) degree in Mechanical Engineering and various other professional qualifications, including a NEBOSH National Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety.

Ian has worked in a variety of roles across the business and became Head of Customer Operations in 2017.

Ian has a passion for delivering a safe, economically sustainable and reliable customer centric service to NGN’s customers, by leading a team of committed colleagues responding to any reported gas escape. He has a wide range of interests which he enjoys with his family, including skiing, walking and motorcycling

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David Waite
Finance Director

David was appointed to the role of Finance Director in December 2012, having previously headed up Corporate Services since joining the company in January 2006. David is a Chartered Accountant and has around 20 years’ experience in the energy industry.

David joined the company from National Grid and prior to that he was a Director at Deloitte and also Head of Taxation at Yorkshire Electricity. David trained in the accountancy profession in Yorkshire before working for several multi-nationals including The BOC Group in London before returning back to the north.

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Susan Wareham
HR Director

Susan Wareham joined Northern Gas Networks in August 2005. She has over 30 years’ experience working in Human Resources, predominantly in the utilities sector. Susan is committed to employee engagement and encourages a culture of fairness and equality.

Having left school with few academic badges, Susan has studied and progressed through her career, and attributes her success to a strong work ethic demonstrated by her parents.

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Roger Willey
Commercial Director

Roger began his career as an apprentice mains layer for British Gas. During his time at British Gas he qualified as a chartered gas engineer and more recently worked for Scottish Power as the Managing Director of the company’s commercial connections business.

Roger was appointed to the position of Commercial Director in 2015 where he heads up the Commercial Services Team which includes Northern Gas Networks’ (NGN) Commercial and Procurement teams.

He also leads the delivery of our mains replacement program and the Major Capital Projects and Asset Maintenance teams. Roger is responsible for ensuring that every investment decision delivers maximum benefits for NGN, our customers and employees, and that outstanding levels of customer service and safety are achieved throughout the delivery of our capital and replacement programs. ​

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