President & Chief Operating Officer
National Grid New York
Kenneth D. Daly, CFA, is the President & Chief Operating Officer of the New York business of National Grid, which serves 4 million natural gas and electric customers in Brooklyn, Queens, Staten Island, Long Island, and Upstate New York.
Mr. Daly joined National Grid's predecessor, Brooklyn Union, which later became KeySpan, in 1988 as a Management Trainee in the Customer Relations Department. Ken was previously based in London, serving for 2 years as Global Financial Controller, previously served as CFO of the US and UK gas distribution businesses, and has held numerous positions in Finance, Human Resources and Customer Relations throughout his 29 year career.
Mr. Daly graduated from St. Francis College with a BA in English and has earned both an MBA in Finance from St. John's University and an MS in Human Resource Management from New York University. He achieved the distinguished Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation in 2002 and recently completed the Harvard University Advanced Management Program in 2014.
Mr. Daly is a member of the (SFC) Saint Francis College Board of Trustees and has been an adjunct professor at SFC, teaching human resource, business and finance courses for 25 years. He has been the Director of the St. John's University Executive-in-Residence Program since 1992. He is the past Chairman of the Kingsborough Community College Board of Directors and a former member of Junior Achievement Board of Directors and United Way Campaign Co-Chair. Mr. Daly is also a member of the David Rockefeller ‘Fellows Program,' the Long Island Energeia Partnership, The NYC Partnership, Ridgewood Savings Bank, the Advanced Energy Research and Technology Center Board (AERTC), the Business Council of New York State Board, and the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) Board.
Mr. Daly lives in New York with his wife, Laurie, and their four children.
About National Grid
National Grid is an international energy delivery company. In the US, National Grid delivers electricity to approximately 3.3 million customers in New York, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island and is the largest distributor of natural gas in the northeastern U.S, serving approximately 3.4 million customers. National Grid, New York has 1.6 million electricity customers in upstate New York and 2.3 million natural gas customers across large portions of state. National Grid also owns over 3,800 megawatts of contracted electricity generation that provides power to over one million Long Island customers. The company’s New York service area spans from Niagara Falls to the forks of Long Island.
In Britain, we run systems that deliver gas and electricity across the entire country. National Grid's job is to connect people to the energy they use. From the warmth and light we rely on at home, and the power which keeps our factories and offices going, to the infrastructure and technologies that are essential parts of our modern lifestyle. That puts National Grid at the heart of one of the greatest challenges facing our society; the creation of new sustainable energy solutions for the future - and the development of an energy system that can underpin our economic prosperity in the 21st century.