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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 CK Infrastructure Holdings Limited. He is also an Executive Director of Power Assets Holdings Limited.

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. 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 Programmes Director at Scottish Power and President and Chief Operating Officer at CE Electric UK. Mark held the post of Chairman of the UK Energy Networks Association from 2004 to 2006, and was Chairman of the Energy Innovation Centre (EIC) from 2014 to 2017. He was appointed Non-Executive Director of the EIC in September 2017.

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Mr Kam is the Group Managing Director of CK Infrastructure Holdings Limited. He is also the Deputy Managing Director of CK Hutchison Holdings Limited and CK Asset Holdings Limited, as well as the President of CK Life Sciences International (Holdings) Inc.

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
Non-Executive Director
Paul Rogerson
Non-Executive Director

Mr Macrae is Head of International Business for CK Infrastructure Holdings Limited. He joined CK Infrastructure in February 2011. He has more than 26 years of experience in the infrastructure investment field.

He holds Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Philosophy, Politics & Economics, and is a member of the Institute of Directors, UK.

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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 CK Infrastructure Holdings Limited. He is also an Executive Director of Power Assets Holdings Limited, HK Electric Investments Manager Limited as the trustee-manager of HK Electric Investments, and HK Electric Investments Limited.

He joined the CK Group in 1992. He is a fellow of the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, and also a member of the Institute of Certified Management Accountant (Australia).

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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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Paul Rogerson has been an independent Non-Executive Director of Northern Gas Networks (NGN) since 2014.

Paul was Chief Executive of Leeds City Council between 1999 and 2010, and is currently Vice Chair of national medical research charity Heart Research UK and Vice Chair of the Board of Leeds Trinity University.

Paul has degrees in law and economics from Manchester University and has taught at universities in the UK and USA before switching to legal practice some years ago.

Paul was awarded a CBE in 2007 and appointed a Deputy Lieutenant of West Yorkshire in 2010.

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Our Legal and Regulatory Governance Group

Mark Horsley
Chief Executive Officer
Eileen Brown
Customer Experience Director
Alex O'Connell
Legal Director & Company Secretary
Lindsey Filer
HR Director
Iain Foster
Head of Asset Integrity

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. 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 Programmes Director at Scottish Power and President and Chief Operating Officer at CE Electric UK. Mark held the post of Chairman of the UK Energy Networks Association from 2004 to 2006, and was Chairman of the Energy Innovation Centre (EIC) from 2014 to 2017.  He was appointed Non-Executive Director of the EIC in September 2017.

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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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Alex O’Connell is a Solicitor and holds a BA Hons degree in Law from Oxford University. Alex joined Northern Gas Networks in April 2009, having previously worked in private practice. He was appointed Company Secretary on 1 March 2019 and Legal Director in April 2019. Outside of work Alex has a range of interests including following the fortunes (or misfortunes) of Preston North End FC.

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Lindsey graduated with a degree in Law and a postgraduate diploma in Human Resource Management, starting her HR career with Philips Electronics on their Graduate scheme.

Lindsey has now worked in HR for over 20 years moving from Philips Electronics to manufacturing with Tetley Tea and then into Financial Services. She has spent 15 years with Santander working in a variety of HR roles including Business Partnering, Organisational Design and Talent and then ultimately becoming the Head of HR for the Santander Services Business.

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As Head of Asset Integrity Iain primary focus is to ensure that NGN’s field operations are compliant and operate within current Legislative, Safety & Engineering Policy and Procedures. Iain’s team also provide the Supply Assurance activities around the delivery of gas to our Customers.

Iain started his career with British Gas Northern in 1986 as an Apprentice Distribution Craftsman. Since then Iain has held a variety of management roles across Operations and Asset Management and is a qualified Chartered Engineer. He also represents NGN on senior IGEM committees and is a board member of UKOPA – United Kingdom Pipeline Association.

Iain enjoys a challenge aided by his passion to try something new and has a wide range of interests outside of work including keeping fit, playing golf and spending time with his family.

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Tim Harwood
Head of Programme Management
Matthew Little
Director of Innovation, Improvement and Information (3iG)
Gareth Mills
Regulation and Strategic Planning Director
Ian Waddle
Head of Customer Operations Support
David Waite
Finance Director

Tim has around 40 years’ experience in the gas industry, holding a wide range of operational and project roles covering gas distribution and transmission. Tim is responsible for overseeing the planning of maintenance, major projects, gas mains replacement and gas connections activities.  He is also Northern Gas Networks’ strategic lead on hydrogen conversion programme, H21, which is looking at the role of hydrogen as a low cost, zero carbon heat source.  Tim previously held the roles of Head of Capital Projects, Head of Maintenance and Programme Manager for Major Projects. Before joining Northern Gas Networks, Tim worked for National Grid Transmission for eight years where he held a number of senior roles including Pipeline Engineer, Project Delivery Engineer and Engineering Manager.

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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 Leeds United.

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Gareth joined Northern Gas Networks in August 2005. He has over 20 years’ experience in the Energy and Utilities industry in the UK. 

Gareth began his career as an economic adviser to the UK government on energy related issues before progressing through senior regulatory and commercial roles at National Grid, Yorkshire Water and British Nuclear Fuels. Gareth has a BA (Hons) Economics and MSc Energy Economics from the University of Surrey. 

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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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John Richardson
Head of Operations Delivery

John started his career in 1990 with British Gas as an Apprentice Distribution Craftsperson. He has held a wide range of management positions across the business and was appointed as Head of Operations Delivery in 2018. John and his team are responsible for the delivery of Northern Gas Networks’ pipe overhaul programme to modernise the network, installing new connections and carrying out repair work.

John is passionate about delivering an exceptional customer experience and a safe and reliable service with minimal interruptions to supplies.

Outside of work, John enjoys walking, cycling and snowboarding with his family.

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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 CK Infrastructure Holdings Limited. He is also an Executive Director of Power Assets Holdings Limited.

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. 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 Programmes Director at Scottish Power and President and Chief Operating Officer at CE Electric UK. Mark held the post of Chairman of the UK Energy Networks Association from 2004 to 2006, and was Chairman of the Energy Innovation Centre (EIC) from 2014 to 2017. He was appointed Non-Executive Director of the EIC in September 2017.

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Mr Kam is the Group Managing Director of CK Infrastructure Holdings Limited. He is also the Deputy Managing Director of CK Hutchison Holdings Limited and CK Asset Holdings Limited, as well as the President of CK Life Sciences International (Holdings) Inc.

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 CK Infrastructure Holdings Limited. He joined CK Infrastructure in February 2011. He has more than 26 years of experience in the infrastructure investment field.

He holds Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Philosophy, Politics & Economics, and is a member of the Institute of Directors, UK.

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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
Non-Executive 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 CK Infrastructure Holdings Limited. He is also an Executive Director of Power Assets Holdings Limited, HK Electric Investments Manager Limited as the trustee-manager of HK Electric Investments, and HK Electric Investments Limited.

He joined the CK Group in 1992. He is a fellow of the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, and also a member of the Institute of Certified Management Accountant (Australia).

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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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Paul Rogerson
Non-Executive Director

Paul Rogerson has been an independent Non-Executive Director of Northern Gas Networks (NGN) since 2014.

Paul was Chief Executive of Leeds City Council between 1999 and 2010, and is currently Vice Chair of national medical research charity Heart Research UK and Vice Chair of the Board of Leeds Trinity University.

Paul has degrees in law and economics from Manchester University and has taught at universities in the UK and USA before switching to legal practice some years ago.

Paul was awarded a CBE in 2007 and appointed a Deputy Lieutenant of West Yorkshire in 2010.

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Our Legal and Regulatory Governance Group

Mark Horsley
Chief Executive Officer
Eileen Brown
Customer Experience Director
Alex O'Connell
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. 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 Programmes Director at Scottish Power and President and Chief Operating Officer at CE Electric UK. Mark held the post of Chairman of the UK Energy Networks Association from 2004 to 2006, and was Chairman of the Energy Innovation Centre (EIC) from 2014 to 2017.  He was appointed Non-Executive Director of the EIC in September 2017.

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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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Alex O’Connell is a Solicitor and holds a BA Hons degree in Law from Oxford University. Alex joined Northern Gas Networks in April 2009, having previously worked in private practice. He was appointed Company Secretary on 1 March 2019 and Legal Director in April 2019. Outside of work Alex has a range of interests including following the fortunes (or misfortunes) of Preston North End FC.

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Lindsey Filer
HR Director
Iain Foster
Head of Asset Integrity
Tim Harwood
Head of Programme Management

Lindsey graduated with a degree in Law and a postgraduate diploma in Human Resource Management, starting her HR career with Philips Electronics on their Graduate scheme.

Lindsey has now worked in HR for over 20 years moving from Philips Electronics to manufacturing with Tetley Tea and then into Financial Services. She has spent 15 years with Santander working in a variety of HR roles including Business Partnering, Organisational Design and Talent and then ultimately becoming the Head of HR for the Santander Services Business.

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As Head of Asset Integrity Iain primary focus is to ensure that NGN’s field operations are compliant and operate within current Legislative, Safety & Engineering Policy and Procedures. Iain’s team also provide the Supply Assurance activities around the delivery of gas to our Customers.

Iain started his career with British Gas Northern in 1986 as an Apprentice Distribution Craftsman. Since then Iain has held a variety of management roles across Operations and Asset Management and is a qualified Chartered Engineer. He also represents NGN on senior IGEM committees and is a board member of UKOPA – United Kingdom Pipeline Association.

Iain enjoys a challenge aided by his passion to try something new and has a wide range of interests outside of work including keeping fit, playing golf and spending time with his family.

Close

Tim has around 40 years’ experience in the gas industry, holding a wide range of operational and project roles covering gas distribution and transmission. Tim is responsible for overseeing the planning of maintenance, major projects, gas mains replacement and gas connections activities.  He is also Northern Gas Networks’ strategic lead on hydrogen conversion programme, H21, which is looking at the role of hydrogen as a low cost, zero carbon heat source.  Tim previously held the roles of Head of Capital Projects, Head of Maintenance and Programme Manager for Major Projects. Before joining Northern Gas Networks, Tim worked for National Grid Transmission for eight years where he held a number of senior roles including Pipeline Engineer, Project Delivery Engineer and Engineering Manager.

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Matthew Little
Director of Innovation, Improvement and Information (3iG)
Gareth Mills
Regulation and Strategic Planning Director
Ian Waddle
Head of Customer Operations Support

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 Leeds United.

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Gareth joined Northern Gas Networks in August 2005. He has over 20 years’ experience in the Energy and Utilities industry in the UK. 

Gareth began his career as an economic adviser to the UK government on energy related issues before progressing through senior regulatory and commercial roles at National Grid, Yorkshire Water and British Nuclear Fuels. Gareth has a BA (Hons) Economics and MSc Energy Economics from the University of Surrey. 

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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
John Richardson
Head of Operations Delivery

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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John started his career in 1990 with British Gas as an Apprentice Distribution Craftsperson. He has held a wide range of management positions across the business and was appointed as Head of Operations Delivery in 2018. John and his team are responsible for the delivery of Northern Gas Networks’ pipe overhaul programme to modernise the network, installing new connections and carrying out repair work.

John is passionate about delivering an exceptional customer experience and a safe and reliable service with minimal interruptions to supplies.

Outside of work, John enjoys walking, cycling and snowboarding with his family.

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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 CK Infrastructure Holdings Limited. He is also an Executive Director of Power Assets Holdings Limited.

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. 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 Programmes Director at Scottish Power and President and Chief Operating Officer at CE Electric UK. Mark held the post of Chairman of the UK Energy Networks Association from 2004 to 2006, and was Chairman of the Energy Innovation Centre (EIC) from 2014 to 2017. He was appointed Non-Executive Director of the EIC in September 2017.

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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 the Group Managing Director of CK Infrastructure Holdings Limited. He is also the Deputy Managing Director of CK Hutchison Holdings Limited and CK Asset Holdings Limited, as well as the President of CK Life Sciences International (Holdings) Inc.

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 CK Infrastructure Holdings Limited. He joined CK Infrastructure in February 2011. He has more than 26 years of experience in the infrastructure investment field.

He holds Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Philosophy, Politics & Economics, and is a member of the Institute of Directors, UK.

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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 CK Infrastructure Holdings Limited. He is also an Executive Director of Power Assets Holdings Limited, HK Electric Investments Manager Limited as the trustee-manager of HK Electric Investments, and HK Electric Investments Limited.

He joined the CK Group in 1992. He is a fellow of the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, and also a member of the Institute of Certified Management Accountant (Australia).

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John Burnham
Non-Executive Director
Paul Rogerson
Non-Executive 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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Paul Rogerson has been an independent Non-Executive Director of Northern Gas Networks (NGN) since 2014.

Paul was Chief Executive of Leeds City Council between 1999 and 2010, and is currently Vice Chair of national medical research charity Heart Research UK and Vice Chair of the Board of Leeds Trinity University.

Paul has degrees in law and economics from Manchester University and has taught at universities in the UK and USA before switching to legal practice some years ago.

Paul was awarded a CBE in 2007 and appointed a Deputy Lieutenant of West Yorkshire in 2010.

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Our Legal and Regulatory Governance Group

Mark Horsley
Chief Executive Officer
Eileen Brown
Customer Experience 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. 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 Programmes Director at Scottish Power and President and Chief Operating Officer at CE Electric UK. Mark held the post of Chairman of the UK Energy Networks Association from 2004 to 2006, and was Chairman of the Energy Innovation Centre (EIC) from 2014 to 2017.  He was appointed Non-Executive Director of the EIC in September 2017.

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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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Alex O'Connell
Legal Director & Company Secretary
Lindsey Filer
HR Director

Alex O’Connell is a Solicitor and holds a BA Hons degree in Law from Oxford University. Alex joined Northern Gas Networks in April 2009, having previously worked in private practice. He was appointed Company Secretary on 1 March 2019 and Legal Director in April 2019. Outside of work Alex has a range of interests including following the fortunes (or misfortunes) of Preston North End FC.

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Lindsey graduated with a degree in Law and a postgraduate diploma in Human Resource Management, starting her HR career with Philips Electronics on their Graduate scheme.

Lindsey has now worked in HR for over 20 years moving from Philips Electronics to manufacturing with Tetley Tea and then into Financial Services. She has spent 15 years with Santander working in a variety of HR roles including Business Partnering, Organisational Design and Talent and then ultimately becoming the Head of HR for the Santander Services Business.

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Iain Foster
Head of Asset Integrity
Tim Harwood
Head of Programme Management

As Head of Asset Integrity Iain primary focus is to ensure that NGN’s field operations are compliant and operate within current Legislative, Safety & Engineering Policy and Procedures. Iain’s team also provide the Supply Assurance activities around the delivery of gas to our Customers.

Iain started his career with British Gas Northern in 1986 as an Apprentice Distribution Craftsman. Since then Iain has held a variety of management roles across Operations and Asset Management and is a qualified Chartered Engineer. He also represents NGN on senior IGEM committees and is a board member of UKOPA – United Kingdom Pipeline Association.

Iain enjoys a challenge aided by his passion to try something new and has a wide range of interests outside of work including keeping fit, playing golf and spending time with his family.

Close

Tim has around 40 years’ experience in the gas industry, holding a wide range of operational and project roles covering gas distribution and transmission. Tim is responsible for overseeing the planning of maintenance, major projects, gas mains replacement and gas connections activities.  He is also Northern Gas Networks’ strategic lead on hydrogen conversion programme, H21, which is looking at the role of hydrogen as a low cost, zero carbon heat source.  Tim previously held the roles of Head of Capital Projects, Head of Maintenance and Programme Manager for Major Projects. Before joining Northern Gas Networks, Tim worked for National Grid Transmission for eight years where he held a number of senior roles including Pipeline Engineer, Project Delivery Engineer and Engineering Manager.

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Matthew Little
Director of Innovation, Improvement and Information (3iG)
Gareth Mills
Regulation and Strategic Planning 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 Leeds United.

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Gareth joined Northern Gas Networks in August 2005. He has over 20 years’ experience in the Energy and Utilities industry in the UK. 

Gareth began his career as an economic adviser to the UK government on energy related issues before progressing through senior regulatory and commercial roles at National Grid, Yorkshire Water and British Nuclear Fuels. Gareth has a BA (Hons) Economics and MSc Energy Economics from the University of Surrey. 

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Ian Waddle
Head of Customer Operations Support
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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John Richardson
Head of Operations Delivery

John started his career in 1990 with British Gas as an Apprentice Distribution Craftsperson. He has held a wide range of management positions across the business and was appointed as Head of Operations Delivery in 2018. John and his team are responsible for the delivery of Northern Gas Networks’ pipe overhaul programme to modernise the network, installing new connections and carrying out repair work.

John is passionate about delivering an exceptional customer experience and a safe and reliable service with minimal interruptions to supplies.

Outside of work, John enjoys walking, cycling and snowboarding with his family.

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Our board of directors

Andrew John Hunter
Chairman

Mr Hunter is the Deputy Managing Director of CK Infrastructure Holdings Limited. He is also an Executive Director of Power Assets Holdings Limited.

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. 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 Programmes Director at Scottish Power and President and Chief Operating Officer at CE Electric UK. Mark held the post of Chairman of the UK Energy Networks Association from 2004 to 2006, and was Chairman of the Energy Innovation Centre (EIC) from 2014 to 2017. He was appointed Non-Executive Director of the EIC in September 2017.

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Kam Hing Lam
Managing Director, Cheung Kong Infrastructure Holdings Limited

Mr Kam is the Group Managing Director of CK Infrastructure Holdings Limited. He is also the Deputy Managing Director of CK Hutchison Holdings Limited and CK Asset Holdings Limited, as well as the President of CK Life Sciences International (Holdings) Inc.

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 CK Infrastructure Holdings Limited. He joined CK Infrastructure in February 2011. He has more than 26 years of experience in the infrastructure investment field.

He holds Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Philosophy, Politics & Economics, and is a member of the Institute of Directors, UK.

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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 CK Infrastructure Holdings Limited. He is also an Executive Director of Power Assets Holdings Limited, HK Electric Investments Manager Limited as the trustee-manager of HK Electric Investments, and HK Electric Investments Limited.

He joined the CK Group in 1992. He is a fellow of the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, and also a member of the Institute of Certified Management Accountant (Australia).

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John Burnham
Non-Executive 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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Paul Rogerson
Non-Executive Director

Paul Rogerson has been an independent Non-Executive Director of Northern Gas Networks (NGN) since 2014.

Paul was Chief Executive of Leeds City Council between 1999 and 2010, and is currently Vice Chair of national medical research charity Heart Research UK and Vice Chair of the Board of Leeds Trinity University.

Paul has degrees in law and economics from Manchester University and has taught at universities in the UK and USA before switching to legal practice some years ago.

Paul was awarded a CBE in 2007 and appointed a Deputy Lieutenant of West Yorkshire in 2010.

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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. 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 Programmes Director at Scottish Power and President and Chief Operating Officer at CE Electric UK. Mark held the post of Chairman of the UK Energy Networks Association from 2004 to 2006, and was Chairman of the Energy Innovation Centre (EIC) from 2014 to 2017.  He was appointed Non-Executive Director of the EIC in September 2017.

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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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Alex O'Connell
Legal Director & Company Secretary

Alex O’Connell is a Solicitor and holds a BA Hons degree in Law from Oxford University. Alex joined Northern Gas Networks in April 2009, having previously worked in private practice. He was appointed Company Secretary on 1 March 2019 and Legal Director in April 2019. Outside of work Alex has a range of interests including following the fortunes (or misfortunes) of Preston North End FC.

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Lindsey Filer
HR Director

Lindsey graduated with a degree in Law and a postgraduate diploma in Human Resource Management, starting her HR career with Philips Electronics on their Graduate scheme.

Lindsey has now worked in HR for over 20 years moving from Philips Electronics to manufacturing with Tetley Tea and then into Financial Services. She has spent 15 years with Santander working in a variety of HR roles including Business Partnering, Organisational Design and Talent and then ultimately becoming the Head of HR for the Santander Services Business.

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Iain Foster
Head of Asset Integrity

As Head of Asset Integrity Iain primary focus is to ensure that NGN’s field operations are compliant and operate within current Legislative, Safety & Engineering Policy and Procedures. Iain’s team also provide the Supply Assurance activities around the delivery of gas to our Customers.

Iain started his career with British Gas Northern in 1986 as an Apprentice Distribution Craftsman. Since then Iain has held a variety of management roles across Operations and Asset Management and is a qualified Chartered Engineer. He also represents NGN on senior IGEM committees and is a board member of UKOPA – United Kingdom Pipeline Association.

Iain enjoys a challenge aided by his passion to try something new and has a wide range of interests outside of work including keeping fit, playing golf and spending time with his family.

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Tim Harwood
Head of Programme Management

Tim has around 40 years’ experience in the gas industry, holding a wide range of operational and project roles covering gas distribution and transmission. Tim is responsible for overseeing the planning of maintenance, major projects, gas mains replacement and gas connections activities.  He is also Northern Gas Networks’ strategic lead on hydrogen conversion programme, H21, which is looking at the role of hydrogen as a low cost, zero carbon heat source.  Tim previously held the roles of Head of Capital Projects, Head of Maintenance and Programme Manager for Major Projects. Before joining Northern Gas Networks, Tim worked for National Grid Transmission for eight years where he held a number of senior roles including Pipeline Engineer, Project Delivery Engineer and Engineering Manager.

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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 Leeds United.

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Gareth Mills
Regulation and Strategic Planning Director

Gareth joined Northern Gas Networks in August 2005. He has over 20 years’ experience in the Energy and Utilities industry in the UK. 

Gareth began his career as an economic adviser to the UK government on energy related issues before progressing through senior regulatory and commercial roles at National Grid, Yorkshire Water and British Nuclear Fuels. Gareth has a BA (Hons) Economics and MSc Energy Economics from the University of Surrey. 

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Ian Waddle
Head of Customer Operations Support

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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John Richardson
Head of Operations Delivery

John started his career in 1990 with British Gas as an Apprentice Distribution Craftsperson. He has held a wide range of management positions across the business and was appointed as Head of Operations Delivery in 2018. John and his team are responsible for the delivery of Northern Gas Networks’ pipe overhaul programme to modernise the network, installing new connections and carrying out repair work.

John is passionate about delivering an exceptional customer experience and a safe and reliable service with minimal interruptions to supplies.

Outside of work, John enjoys walking, cycling and snowboarding with his family.

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