Steve Holliday
Steve Holliday

Chief executive officer, National Grid

Steve Holliday is Chief Executive of National Grid plc and has also been a Non Executive Director of Marks & Spencer plc since 2004. He is also chairman of the board of trustees at Crisis, the homeless charity.

Steve joined National Grid Group as the Board Director responsible for the UK and Europe in March 2001, becoming Chief Executive for the group in 2007.

Prior to joining National Grid he was on the Board of British Borneo Oil and Gas and was responsible for the successful development of its international businesses in Brazil, Australia and West Africa. Steve spent much of his early career with Exxon, where he held senior roles in refining, shipping and international gas.

Steve is a fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering. He volunteers his time to lead a number of skills and STEM activities and is Vice Chairman of Business in the Community. In June 2012 Steve was appointed as the Prince’s National Ambassador.
Steve also chairs the Young Offender Programme, led by National Grid which in 2011 marked 2000 offenders through the Programme.

Steve, who is 57, holds a BSc degree in Mining Engineering from Nottingham University. His sporting interest include following the fortunes of the England Rugby team. He is married with three children and lives in West London.