Ross to be National Grid chairman

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Ross to be National Grid chairman

JAMES ROSS (left), chairman of the stores group Littlewoods and a former chief executive of Cable & Wireless, is to be the next chairman of National Grid.

Mr Ross, 60, will take up the post after the retirement of David Jefferies in July. His background and experience, which also includes a stint as a managing director of BP, make him a logical choice for National Grid. Apart from the UK electricity transmission network, it also owns a half stake in the telecoms operator Energis and is expanding overseas.