Mark Horsley  - Business in the Community
Mark Horsley smiling at the camera

Mark Horsley 


Northern Gas Networks
Business in the Community’s Leadership Council

Mark Horsley has been Chief Executive Officer of Northern Gas Networks (NGN) since 2011. 

He has over 40 years of experience in the energy sector. Since joining NGN the company has transformed its approach to customer service, securing 12 national accolades for customer and employee experience, including a National Business Award for ‘Customer Focus’. 

Mark was awarded ‘Inspirational Leader’ at the UK Employee Experience Awards in March 2015 in recognition of his innovative approach to employee engagement which has been instrumental to NGN’s cultural transformation. 

Mark has held a number of senior appointments in the industry including Equity Partner and Head of Power Distribution at EC Harris, an international built asset consultancy, Strategy and Central Programmes Director at Scottish Power and President and Chief Operating Officer at CE Electric UK. Mark held the post of Chairman of the UK Energy Networks Association from 2004 to 2006, and was Chairman of the Energy Innovation Centre (EIC) from 2014 to 2017.  He was appointed Non-Executive Director of the EIC in September 2017. 

As the business is based at the heart of the region it serves, it’s incredibly important to NGN that it uses its position as an anchor organisation for good – to tackle the challenges facing society and our planet in a responsible way.   

Providing access to good employment opportunities and improved career prospects for people throughout the North of England, no matter what their background, is of huge importance to Mark. He’s incredibly proud of the work that NGN has done with Business in the Community to improve awareness and understanding of inclusion and belonging and the positive steps the company is taking to create a more diverse and inclusive workforce.