Our team.

National Grid Partners has expertise and discipline in Incubation and Pathfinding, Corporate Venture Capital, Innovation, Venture Acceleration and Business Development. Learn more about this passionate group, made up of proven technology and innovation executives, below.

Lisa Lambert

Lisa Lambert

Chief Technology & Innovation Officer
and Founder & President


Innovation

 Disruptive initiatives and new businesses that support National Grid’s Vision

Brian Ryan

VP, Innovation

Arnaldo Arnal

Manager, Innovation

Dan Avery

Dan Avery

Manager, Innovation

Samantha Drinkwater

Samantha Drinkwater

Innovation Portfolio Manager

James Garlick

James Garlick

Manager, UK Innovation

Ben Gill

Ben Gill

Manager, UK Innovation

Marc Gut

Marc Gut

Innovation Manager

Ishneet Kaur

Director, Innovation Reporting

Elaine Lin

Director, Innovation

Stephen Marland

Director, Innovation

Iliana Portugues

Head of UK Disruptive Innovation

Sarah Telfer

Sarah Telfer

Director, Innovation Reporting


Pathfinding & Incubation

Future-proofing National Grid: Seed through expansion stage

Andre Turenne

Vice President, Pathfinding and Incubation Investments

Raghuram Madabushi

Raghuram Madabushi

Director, Pathfinding & Incubation

Patrick Walsh

Director, Pathfinding & Incubation


Corporate Venture Capital

Strategic Investments: Early through expansion stage and fund-of-fund

Pradeep Tagare

Vice President, Corporate Venture Capital

Kristian Bodek

Director, Corporate Venture Capital

Ian Cooper

Managing Director, Head of CVC Europe


Business Development

Creating value for National Grid and our portfolio companies via strategic engagements

Tom Williams

Vice President, Business Development

Swati Dasgupta

Director, Business Development

Jonathan Glass

Director, Business Development

Daniel White

Director, Business Development

Deane Copson

Deane Copson

Director, UK Business Development

Daniel Velez-Lopez

Director, Business Development


Venture Acceleration

Building an entrepreneurial culture for National Grid

Caue Mancanares

Director, Venture Fellowship

Xiaolong Hu

Xiaolong Hu

Venture Fellow

Crispin Maconick

Venture Fellow

Elizabeth Ramachandran

Elizabeth Ramachandran

Venture Fellow

Tim Singer

Tim Singer

Venture Fellow


Administrative

Alex Mallozzi

Alex Mallozzi

Chief of Staff and Executive Advisor

Linda Ponikvar

Events Director

Valerie Aubel

Executive Assistant, Officer Manager

Kathleen Stannard

Personal Assistant


Corporate Functions

Jennifer Briere

Vice President, National Grid Ventures, Partners & US HR Business Partnering​

Mitchell Carroll

Vice President & Deputy General Counsel

Peter Delevett

Peter Delevett

Director of Communications & Marketing

Kevin Hyzak

Finance Business Partner

Rebecca Martin

Head of Employee Communications & Engagement