John Pettigrew (businessman)

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John Pettigrew
John Mark Pettigrew

October 1968 (age 50)
Alma materCardiff University
OccupationCEO, National Grid plc
Salary£4,600,000 (total compensation, 2017/18)[1]
Spouse(s)Lesley Davies
Children2 daughters
Parent(s)John Pettigrew
Patricia Pettigrew

John Mark Pettigrew (born October 1968) is a British businessman, the CEO of National Grid plc.

Early life[edit]

John Mark Pettigrew was born in October 1968 in Pontypridd, Wales.[2][3] His father was John Pettigrew and his mother, Patricia.[3]

Pettigrew graduated from Cardiff University,[4] where he earned a bachelor of science in economics and a master's degree in international economics and banking.[3]


Pettigrew joined National Grid as a graduate in 1991.[5] He joined the board in April 2014.[6]

In November 2015, it was announced that Steve Holliday, the CEO for ten years, would leave in March 2016, and that Pettigrew, its UK executive director who joined National Grid 25 years ago, would succeed him.[7]

Personal life[edit]

Pettigrew married Lesley Davies in 1996.[3] They have two daughters.[3]


  1. ^ "National Grid managers see pay soar". FT. Retrieved 21 March 2018.
  2. ^ "NATIONAL GRID PLC - Officers (free information from Companies House)". Retrieved 10 September 2016.
  3. ^ a b c d e "PETTIGREW, John Mark". Who's Who 2017. Oxford University Press. Retrieved 28 September 2017.
  4. ^ Bow, Michael (3 November 2015). "National Grid promotes lifer John Pettigrew to chief executive". standard. Retrieved 3 November 2015.
  5. ^ Gosden, Emily (3 November 2015). "National Grid appoints John Pettigrew to succeed Steve Holliday as chief executive". Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 3 November 2015.
  6. ^ "John Pettigrew, Executive Director, UK". nationalgrid. Retrieved 3 November 2015.
  7. ^ "National Grid chief to step down". The Guardian. 3 November 2015. Retrieved 3 November 2015.