Inductee Profile

Robert B. Catell

Robert B. Catell became Chairman, National Grid, U.S. following the acquisition by National Grid of KeySpan Corporation, where Mr. Catell was Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of KeySpan Corporation and KeySpan Energy Delivery, the former Brooklyn Union. His career with Brooklyn Union started in 1958.

Mr. Catell is also Chairman of Northeast Gas Markets and Alberta Northeast Gas Ltd., and a member of the board of directors of KEYERA Energy Management LTD.

He is Chair of the New York State Foundation for Science, Technology and Innovation (NYSTAR), and the Long Island Association. He is also Co-Chair of the Board of the Downtown Brooklyn Partnership, and the Advanced Energy Research and Technology Center (AERTC).

He is a member of the board of directors / trustees of the following industry and business organizations:

• Brooklyn Public Library Foundation
• Business Council of New York State
• City College of New York 21st Century Foundation Board
• Colin Powell Center for Policy Studies
• Edison Electric Institute (EEI)
• Energy Association of New York State
• Feinstein Institute for Medical Research
• Futures in Education Endowment Fund for Brooklyn & Queens
• Independence Community Foundation
• Long Island Foreign Affairs Forum, Inc.
• New York City Police Foundation
• NYC Public Private Initiatives, Inc.
• New York State Energy Research & Development Authority (NYSERDA)
• Partnership for New York City
• Tomorrow’s Hope Foundation

Mr. Catell is also a member of the Association of Energy Engineers, CUNY Business Leadership Council, Municipal Club of Brooklyn, National Petroleum Council (NPC), National Society of Professional Engineers, NYS Society of Professional Engineers, New York Building Congress, The Ravitch Commission on Metropolitan Transportation Authority Financing, and the Society of Gas Lighting (SOGL).

Mr. Catell is a past Chairman of the American Gas Association, the Partnership for New York City, Inc., the U.S. Energy Association (USEA), and the Advisory Board of the City College of New York’s School of Engineering. He is a Vice-Chairman of the National Petroleum Council’s Natural Gas Committee and also a member of its Finance Committee. Additionally, he serves on JPMorgan/Chase’s Metropolitan Advisory Board, the advisory board of HeartShare for Human Services, Sovereign Bank Advisory Board, and the advisory board for SUNY Farmingdale.

His further contributions to the community include serving as a Trustee of the Brooklyn Botanic Garden. He serves as a Member Emeritus of the Brooklyn Law School. He is a former Chairman of the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce.

Mr. Catell received both is Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Mechanical Engineering from the City College of New York and is a Registered Professional Engineer. He has attended Columbia University’s Executive Development Program, and the Advanced Management Program at the Harvard Business School.