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Marcy L. Reed

Retired President
National Grid Massachusetts
Retired Executive Vice President
U.S. Policy and Social Impact

National Grid, plc


Ms. Reed brings extensive utility operations, safety, energy policy and ESG experience from her leadership at National Grid, where she was responsible for ensuring safe and reliable electricity and gas distribution services were provided to over six million people throughout Massachusetts. She also directed strategic energy policy development at National Grid supporting broad energy network investment and climate change mitigation initiatives, which is particularly relevant to our strategy and operations in California’s regulatory environment. Ms. Reed also provides financial expertise as a Certified Public Accountant with experience in public accounting and corporate finance. This experience provides additional value to our Audit and Finance and Safety and Operations Committees.


  • Leadership
  • Risk Management
  • Strategic Planning
  • Regulatory
  • Workforce/Talent Management


  • Safety & Operations
  • Capital Markets
  • Utility Industry
  • Legal/Public Policy
  • Financial Expertise*
  • Environmental & Sustainability

*Meets the criteria for an “audit committee financial expert” under SEC rules.


  • President, National Grid plc’s Massachusetts business and Executive Vice President of U.S. Policy and Social Impact (2011-2021); responsible for the gas and electricity business in Massachusetts, including operational, customer service, financial and reputational outcomes; led energy policy development for the U.S. business and the effective implementation of National Grid’s social mobility platform
  • Held a variety of management positions during 32-year career at National Grid, including in finance, merger integration, corporate affairs, business operations, and investor relations
  • Senior Auditor at Coopers & Lybrand LLP prior to joining National Grid


  • A.B., Dartmouth College
  • M.S. in accounting, Northeastern University
  • Certified Public Accountant


  • Director, Clean Harbors, Inc. (2021-present), audit committee chair
  • Director, Qualus Power Services (2021-present)
  • Trustee of Northeastern University (2017-present); audit committee chair
  • Director, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts (2016-present); audit committee chair
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