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New board appointment at Grainger

Tony, 49, has been the chief executive of FTSE 100 water company Severn Trent Plc since 2007, prior to which he worked in senior management positions for British Gas and Transco.

He brings to the Grainger Board wide operational and strategic experience of working for major, consumer facing companies with multiple stakeholders and sites across the country.
Wray is considered independent on appointment under the provisions of the combined code. 
He is currently an independent non-executive director of Energy and Utility Skills, the sector skills council, and is a member of the Business Advisory Board for Living with Environmental Change.
‘Tony brings with him a wealth of experience from working at large scale companies operating in the closely regulated utilities industry,’ said Robin Broadhurst, chairman of Grainger.

‘I am certain that his broad perspective and customer focus will ensure he makes a major contribution to the Grainger Board. I very much look forward to working alongside him, and am pleased to be welcoming him to the company as we continue to grow and expand our activities across the UK,’ he added.