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Richard Sansom

Richard Sansom

network director for the East Midlands, Cadent
Richard Sansom is the East Midlands Network Director at Cadent Gas Ltd, boasting 20 years of experience in the gas industry. A Chartered Engineer recognised by IGEM, his career started in mechanical engineering. He ascended to Network Director, driving notable enhancements in network performance and achieving the UK's second-highest ranking for customer satisfaction in Gas Distribution. His military background instils the values of teamwork and responsibility, shaping his leadership style. Richard is committed to the Net-Zero initiative and plays a key role in developing the UK’s largest inland hydrogen cluster through the East Midlands Hydrogen project. He also contributes to the vocL initiative, building connections between emerging business talent and established leaders to enhance company performance and societal outcomes.