Head to Head with Basil Scarsella (UK Power Networks)
Basil Scarsella, Chief Executive Officer at UK Power Networks, will be meeting with Jo Causon as part of our Head to Head series discussing leadership and challenges faced.
UK Power Networks, owned by the Cheung Kong Group, is the largest Distribution Network Operator in the UK providing electricity to over 8 million homes and businesses across London, the South East and East of England. The company has around 6,500 employees in its regulated and non-regulated areas and was ranked in the Sunday Times’ Top 25 Best Big Companies to Work For annual lists from 2015 to 2021. The company won the Utility of the Year in the UK in 2012, 2015 and 2016, as well as Investors in People Platinum awards.
Prior to taking up the appointment at UK Power Networks, Basil was the CEO of Northern Gas Networks from 2005 and the CEO of ETSA Utilities (SA Power Networks), the electricity distributor in South Australia.
Basil holds a degree in Economics from the University of Adelaide and is a Certified Practising Accountant.
He is a Life Member of Football Australia and former Member of the Executive Committee of FIFA. He received the Australian Sports Medal in 2000 and in 2003 became a Member of the Order of Australia (AM), for services to sport.