Holliday joined Exxon in 1978, where he worked until 1997 and gained experience in all aspects of the oil industry. He was operations manager of the Fawley refinery by the time he was 30.
He joined National Grid Group as the Board Director responsible for the UK and Europe in March 2001. Following the merger between National Grid Group plc and Lattice Group plc in October 2002, he took responsibility for the Group's electricity and gas transmission businesses.
In 2003, he was promoted from Group Director (responsible for worldwide Transmission operations) to Group Director responsible for UK Gas Distribution and Business Services. He was also appointed Chief Executive of Transco.
He has been chief executive of National Grid plc since January 2007.
In 2009 his total compensation for the role of chief executive was £2.2 million, consisting of a £929,000 annual salary and a £1,277,000 bonus.
In 2013 he was awarded an honorary degree from the University of Strathclyde for his contribution to the power and energy sector.
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