NORTHERN Powergrid, the distribution network operator for the North East, Yorkshire and northern Lincolnshire, has appointed Justin McCracken as the chair of its new Customer Engagement Group (CEG).

Justin will act as an independent chair to the group that will challenge the operator’s future business plans as society reduces the amount of carbon used during production and turns its focus to electricity. Justin is a already a respected leader with board experience across multiple sectors including public health and environment.

Justin said: "I’m determined to build a forward-looking team that will effectively represent the needs and priorities of our region’s broad customer base, from single person households to the multinational companies."