Cadent announces Board Chairman


Cadent Gas Ltd has announced the appointment of Sir Adrian Montague CBE as Chairman of the Cadent Board. Sir Adrian is currently the non-executive Chairman of Aviva plc (insurance), Manchester Airports Group (utilities) and The Point of Care Foundation (charitable trust) and joined the board for the first time yesterday (24 July). 

Sir Adrian has been appointed as the Board Chairman and independent director, bringing a wealth of knowledge and experience from a range of sectors including utilities, transport, construction and finance.

Chris Train, Chief Executive of Cadent, said: “I am very pleased that Sir Adrian has joined us to chair our Board. His experience and knowledge of working with utility companies, regulated businesses, government departments and shareholders will be invaluable to our business and I look forward to working with him.”

Sir Adrian said: “I am delighted to be joining Cadent at this exciting time in the company’s evolution. Gas has a huge and vital role to play in the country’s energy mix, both now and in the future. Cadent is at the leading edge of exploring technologies to deliver an affordable, sustainable and low carbon future.

 “I am pleased to bring my experience in utilities, finance and other key sectors to bear in steering Cadent towards the heart of the energy debate. I look forward to working with Chris Train and the leadership team to deliver outstanding value to our customers and investors and to make Cadent the country’s leading gas distribution network.”



Cadent is the UK’s largest gas distribution network with a 200-year legacy.  We are in a unique position to build on strong foundations whilst encouraging the curiosity to think differently and the courage to embrace change.  Day to day we continue to operate, maintain and innovate the UK’s largest gas network, transporting gas safely and protecting people in an emergency.   Our skilled engineers and specialists remain committed to the communities we serve, working day and night to ensure gas reaches 11 million homes from Cumbria to North London and the Welsh Borders to East Anglia, to keep your energy flowing. 

Future of Gas: Here at Cadent we support the Government’s plans to reach Net Zero by 2050. That means we’re backing the introduction of hydrogen as a low carbon alternative to natural gas for the future. We know people love the controllability of gas and, with our network already in place, it makes sense to switch to the lower carbon alternative offered by hydrogen, which we believe can keep homes and businesses warm for generations to come.

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