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Julie Taylor

Julie Taylor

Director - Commercial, Regulation and Supply Chain, National Grid

In September 2023, Julie Taylor took up role as Director for Commercial, Regulatory and Supply Chain in Strategic Infrastructure, the arm of National Grid which is delivering the Great Grid Upgrade The Great Grid Upgrade | Making our electricity fit for the future (nationalgrid.com). She is responsible for working with the supply chain, UK regulators and government to ensure that National Grid and their JV partners can deliver this £20bn programme, and for developing new commercial and regulatory models to allow delivery at an unprecedented pace.

Prior to this new role Julie was Chief Finance Officer for National Grid Ventures, the competitive division of National Grid  (https://www.nationalgrid.com/national-grid-ventures). In this role she was involved in business development for renewables and interconnectors in the US and the UK, as well as driving performance in the existing interconnectors (from the UK to Europe), LNG storage and gas-powered generation businesses. 

Prior to joining National Grid in 2018, Julie had a thirty-year career in the public sector, qualifying as an accountant in the NHS in the early nineties and undertaking a number of senior roles in hospitals and primary care, prior to moving to central government in 2001.  In central government she held a variety of roles, including Director roles in the Prison Service, Border Force and the Ministry of Justice, where she was change leader as well as a leader of finance and other functions.  Julie’s last roles in government were as Director General for Transformation in the Home Office and Director General Corporate Services in the Ministry of Defence.  

Julie is passionate about the potential for organisations to grow and develop through well-managed change, and proud to be part of a company which is determined to lead the energy transition.

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