Lee Priestley Lee Priestley Head of business development for system operatorNational Grid Lee joined National Grid in September 2016 having spent the previous 18 years at Centrica. During his time at Centrica Lee spent 10 years working for Accord Energy trading mainly UK Power. In 2010 he became Head of Power Origination at Centrica. He established a small team of Originators which developed a business providing access to the wholesale power market for all types of power generation projects that didn’t have their own trading capability. Lee joined National Grid in Sept-16 as Head of Business Development within the Commercial part of the System Operator. Lee and the BD team are responsible for trying to grow participation in balancing services from Providers who are connected to the Distribution Network. This includes demand side response, embedded generation and storage.