National Grid Ventures, (NGV), the unregulated side of National Grid, one of the largest investor-owned energy companies in the world, has appointed Michelle Hook as its Vice President for Corporate Affairs. Jaimie Cohen from Patino Associates led the search for this role based in New York City.
In her role as Vice President, Michelle will act as the primary owner of a senior network of external relationships with media, stakeholders and government contacts to support relevant and active campaigns. As a member of the NGV Executive Team and leader on the Corporate Affairs team, Michelle is responsible for gleaning intelligence and information from external relationships to inform the communications strategy and campaign activities. She will develop a communications measurement framework and support NGV leadership in adopting and integrating these practices across their work. Michelle will oversee the team of 15 strategists, government affairs professionals, communicators and thought leaders across the US and the UK.
Michelle spent the first ten years of her career as a broadcast journalist covering politics in New York and across the nation. Michelle joined the New York AG’s office as their Deputy Press Secretary and served in the administration for two years. In 2015, Michelle joined Millennium Pipeline leading communications and branding for the company, and served as spokesperson for all media relations, government affairs/lobbying, and community relations issues across Millennium’s entire footprint. Most recently she was the VP of Corporate Affairs for Danskammer Energy, a leader in the clean energy transition.
National Grid Ventures (NGV) is the non-regulated division of National Grid plc, one of the largest investor-owned energy companies in the world. NGV operates outside of National Grid’s core regulated businesses in the US and UK where it develops, operates and invests in energy projects, technologies and partnerships to accelerate the development of a clean energy future.
NGV’s diverse portfolio of low carbon and renewable energy businesses across the U.S., UK, and Europe includes subsea electricity interconnectors, liquified natural gas (LNG) services, competitive energy transmission projects, wind and solar power generation, and battery storage. There will also be a significant focus in offshore wind development along with hydrogen and battery storage projects in the Northeast U.S. in the coming years.