Board Member: 2008-2014
Tom King joined National Grid as Executive Director, Electricity Distribution & Generation, and as President of National Grid US in July 2007.
Tom was President of PG&E Corporation and Chairman and CEO of Pacific Gas and Electric Company from 2003-07. Before that, he served as Senior Vice President of PG&E Corporation, and as President of PG&E National Energy Group; having joined PG&E Gas Transmission as President in 1998.
Prior to PG&E, he served as President and Chief Operating Officer of Kinder Morgan Energy Partners. He previously spent eight years, from 1989 to 1997, with Enron in a series of senior operating positions with its affiliates, Enron Liquid Services, Northern Natural Gas Company, Transwestern Pipeline Company and Northern Border Pipeline Company. He also held positions at Cabot Corporation’s natural gas unit, Cabot Transmission Corporation, and the Panhandle Eastern Corporation.
Tom serves as a Board member for Jobs for Mass., the Alliance to Save Energy, the Business Council of New York State, and the Edison Electric Institute, as well as serving on the Board of Trustees for the New England Aquarium and being co-chair of the National Utilities Diversity Council.
Tom was awarded a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Louisiana State University and is a graduate of the University of Michigan’s executive management programme. He also successfully completed the Nuclear Reactor Technology Programme at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Tom currently resides in Weston, Massachusetts, with his wife Michelle and three daughters.