Daniel Westerman, Head of Network Management, Electricity Transmission Business, National Grid
Daniel Westerman is an experienced business leader in the global energy sector. Daniel currently sits on the Executive Committee for National Grid’s UK Electricity Transmission business, responsible for asset management outcomes for the £12 Bn portfolio of assets, engineering & development of all capital schemes, as well as access and real time control of the GB Electricity Transmission system. As Head of Group Strategy from 2014-16, Daniel was responsible for National Grid’s corporate strategy and longer term growth options across Europe and North America, covering all elements of the gas & electricity value chains. Prior to joining National Grid, Daniel spent six years with McKinsey & Company where he advised leading international organisations across the energy, industrial and resources sectors. Daniel commenced his career at Ford Motor Company where he led teams through the design, engineering and development of future model vehicles.
With multiple changes having taken place over the last few years in the electricity transmission market can we finally see stronger interest from investors into this sector? New CATOs, opportunities in OFTOs and electricity interconnector infrastructure, as well as challenges of optimising project delivery costs and attracting new players to the market will be addressed.