Danielle Stewart

Danielle is responsible for the development of National Grid Gas Transmission’s long-term business strategy as the UK transitions to Net Zero.

She develops and delivers collaborative and innovative programmes of work that investigate the role of hydrogen in our future energy mix, helping to decarbonise homes, industry, power and transport. The outputs of this work will inform government policy and future energy network design.

Danielle is a regular speaker at UK and international conferences on the clean energy transition and represents National Grid on multiple advisory boards for industry decarbonisation programmes. A chartered engineer, she was a Finalist in the UK Top 50 Women in Engineering: Sustainability and a TechWomen100 award winner.

Beginning her career in the Particle Physics Group at the University of Warwick, Danielle gained her PhD working as part of an international, multi-disciplinary collaboration. It was here that she worked on a spin-off project from her core research, investigating an alternative technology for solar panels before making the move to the energy industry. Today she has over 10 years’ experience in the energy sector.

An active and visible advocate for inclusion and diversity, Danielle has published industry articles on the need for diversity in the energy sector to meet Net Zero and was interviewed on BBC radio for International Women’s Day. Danielle is on the board of the UK Women’s Infrastructure Network, which creates opportunities for women to network, exchange ideas and shape the infrastructure agenda. She contributes to internal initiatives for a more diverse and inclusive workforce, mentors a diverse range of brilliant people and works with social mobility charities that support high-potential students from disadvantaged backgrounds.