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Jon Butterworth

Jon Butterworth

chief executive, National Gas
Jon Butterworth is the CEO of National Gas. He has over 45 years’ experience in the gas and electricity industry and a strong track record of building successful businesses in regulated and competitive energy markets across the UK, Europe and US. Jon is responsible for the ownership and operation of the National Gas Transmission System in the UK, with a network length of approximately 7,620km, connecting upstream gas to gas distribution networks that serve millions of end users, large industry, gas storage facilities and power stations. Through the Gas System Operator function, Jon is also responsible for delivering full control and visibility of the transmission infrastructure to ensure the capability of the system meets the needs of customers and stakeholders. The National Gas Metering arm of the business is the largest asset manager of gas meters in the UK, managing a portfolio of ~7million domestic, industrial and commercial assets, as well as providing installation and maintenance services to energy suppliers within the regulated market.Jon has held multiple leadership roles working in Europe, UK, and US. Prior to his current role, he led the construction of the electricity interconnector fleet across the North Sea connecting enough carbon free energy from Europe to power 7.8 million homes in the UK.