Cadent announces new CEO


Cadent Gas Ltd has announced today, (14/06/19) the appointment of Steve Fraser as its new chief executive officer.  Steve will join Cadent in the autumn.

Currently the chief operating officer at United Utilities, Steve brings a wealth of experience to Cadent in leading teams through change, managing and transforming infrastructure businesses.  He will lead Cadent on the next step of its journey, to put the customer at the heart of everything it does, beyond the RIIO1 regulatory period into RIIO2. 

Steve Fraser has over 20 years’ experience of managing and transforming infrastructure businesses latterly as Chief Operating Officer and a main board Director of the FTSE100 water company United Utilities. 
Steve has a degree in Management Studies and a Masters in Engineering Management from UMIST he holds a diploma in Advanced Management from Harvard University.
After leaving education Steve trained in utilities operations working across water, electricity and latterly high pressure gas pipelines
He became a Director of Bethell Group where he worked to establish them as a leading player in the energy services sector prior to joining United Utilities in 2005 to run the global outsourcing division Energy and Contracting Services working across the UK Europe and The Middle East. Steve then became Managing Director of United Utilities Water in 2010 and from there joined the main board as Chief Operating Officer.
Steve Hurrell will continue as the interim CEO until the autumn, 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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