National Grid has appointed a new Executive Director in the UK.
Nicola Shaw is expected to join the Board from the third quarter of this calendar year.
She has been the CEO of High Speed 1 since 2011, leading the transition of the project from the construction phase into a long term business.
She was recently asked to report to the government on the future structure and financing of Network Rail.
Ms Shaw is also a Director at Ellevio AB, a Swedish electricity distribution company and has served as a Non-Executive Director of Aer Lingus.
Sir Peter Gershon, Chairman of National Grid said: “Nicola has a strong track-record in leading important infrastructure businesses and in working with the UK Government and Regulators. Her broad experience makes her ideally placed to help National Grid deliver value for our customers today and into the future.”