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Nicola Todd

Nicola Todd

Head of strategy and innovation

Nicola joined National Grid in 2013 on their Graduate programme following completion of her Masters Degree in Electrical and Mechanical Engineering at the University of Strathclyde. She started her career as a Power Systems Engineer undertaking network analysis and design for supply and demand connections to the Electricity Transmission System. Since then she has held multiple roles across National Grid’s Electricity Transmission (NGET) business including delivering the legal separation of the Electricity TO and SO businesses, Executive Assistant to the Director of NGET and leading a team of Engineers accountable for the development of strategic infrastructure projects to facilitate future power flows across the electricity transmission system. In October 2021, Nicola took up the role of Head of Strategy and Innovation for NGET and is accountable for NGET’s business, asset and network development strategies to deliver the net zero transition, as well as delivering a portfolio of innovation projects to support our decarbonisation ambitions. Nicola also leads the Deeside Centre for Innovation, the first of its kind in Europe where electricity network assets can be tested under real life conditions, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.



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