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Andrew Bonfield, Chair, 100 Group, National Grid CFO

Bonfield has been CFO of National Grid since 2010 and chairman of the 100 Group since 2011

Bio

Bonfield is a qualified chartered accountant, and has significant finance experience under his belt.

Some of his key achievements include being Finance Director of BG Group plc from 2001-2002, and working as Executive Vice President and CFO at Bristol-Myers Squibb, the American pharmaceutical company for five years.

He also boasts the position of CFO of Cadbury. Now, as CFO of the National Grid and Chair of the 100Group he has a busy schedule. This does not stop him also holding the role of Non-Executive Director on the Kingfisher plc Board at the same time.

Why he made the power list

Bonfield bagged the number 10 position in our Financial Power List 2018. He heads up the group who’s main purpose is to act as a voice for the finance community and speak out on finance policy. As such, you are likely to find him in conversations with finance institutions and government, especially HM Treasury. Bonfield’s focus this year will undoubtedly be Brexit. He must navigate how to bring a collective voice around Britain’s exit from the European Union    and consider how companies will be impacted by it. Bonfield wants to ensure businesses have enough lead time for considerations ahead of upcoming changes and, while he feels it would have been easier had Brexit not happened, he is determined to help create the best opportunities from it.

The National Grid

The National Grid is a British multinational electricity and gas utilities company which has its headquarters in Warwick, but serves the UK as well as Northeastern United States.

It has a primary listing on the London Stock Exchange and is part of the FTSE 100 Index.

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