Start date announced for new Cadent CEO


Cadent is pleased to announce Steve Fraser will take up his position as chief executive officer (CEO) for Cadent from 2nd September 2019.
Steve is currently the chief operating officer at United Utilities and he brings a wealth of experience to Cadent in leading teams through change, managing and transforming infrastructure businesses. 
Steve Hurrell will continue as the interim CEO until the beginning of September, and then return to his role as chief financial officer.  Steve became the interim CEO in February this year after Chris Train, OBE confirmed his plans to retire.


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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