Chris Bennett

Non-Executive Director

Chris Bennett was appointed Director, UK Regulation in July 2016. In this role he leads on regulatory strategy and price control activities while advising individual National Grid businesses on their day to day regulatory discussions.

Project Director – Integrated Transmission Planning & Regulation (ITPR)

Appointed as Project Director of ITPR in September 2015, Chris is responsible for delivering National Grid’s new ITPR obligations and preparing National Grid for the introduction of onshore transmission network competition. Chris is also taking a lead role in discussions with Government on future System Operator Models to meet the future energy challenges.

Chris has over 20 years experience in the Utility sector and has previously held senior roles in National Grid’s Gas Distribution, Metering and Transmission businesses, with his last role preparing the 3 UK regulated businesses to deliver their customer and stakeholder commitments under the new RIIO framework.

Chris sits on the board of National Grid Electricity Transmissions (NGET) and National Grid Gas (NGG).

Chris is married with two children, George and Leila.