Ian Graves

Ian Graves, Director, European Business Development, National Grid

Currently Director for European Business Development within National Grid, Ian is a Chartered Engineer with over 20 year experience working in the energy and utilities sectors, bringing a perspective from both clients and contractors.

He began his career in the electricity networks industry joining Midlands Electricity as a graduate, and remained in this sector for 10 years. Following the acquisition of this business by E.ON, Ian enjoyed senior roles in Power Generation and fleet wide asset management, including international work in the US and Europe as well as a secondment to HM Government. Most recently he was the Power Sector Director at Costain, Transmission and Distribution, Renewables and Industrial Cooling. In his current role as Director of European Business Development, Ian is responsible for driving growth for National Grid – Investigating new technology and new markets to meet the future energy needs of UK consumers.

Ian is also proud to be a Trustee of the Midlands Air Ambulance.

My Sessions

Policy debate – “The Choices”


With the recent Government commitment to upgrading UK energy infrastructure and increasing clean energy investment the UK is on course to building a diverse energy system with greater security in supply and record investments in renewable technology and reliable electricity. The session will explore the current mix of policy interventions and subsidies in the energy […]

Energy Infrastructure