Cathy joined National Grid in September 2015 as Head of Commercial Electricity in the System Operator.  Her teams are responsible for ensuring that the Electricity control room has the operational strategy and commercial tools in place to manage the network in real time.  Activities covered include: running the capacity market and CfD auctions; purchasing and settlement of all balancing services; development of future system operability strategy and appropriate incentives; within year operability strategy development and delivery.  She is current leading the work on flexibility for National Grid.