New Leadership Announcement in the US
On October 23, we announced a leadership transition in the US, as part of a long-planned succession effort led by the company’s Board of Directors.
After nearly eight years of driving success in the US, Tom King, President and Executive Director, will be leaving National Grid at the end of the fiscal year, March 31, 2015.
Dean Seavers, a former GE and United Technologies executive, is Tom’s successor. The two will work together for four months, to ensure the best possible leadership transition, and to continue delivering on our priorities – safety, reliability, affordability, and customer and community responsiveness – as we build the gas and electric networks for the twenty-first century.
Dean’s official start date is December 1, 2014. Tom will remain on the Board of National Grid until March 31, 2015, at which time he will be succeeded by Dean as US President and Executive Director.
Tom, Dean, and CEO Steve Holliday held a special town hall meeting in Reservoir Woods and spoke candidly about the leadership transition.