The National Grid boss who presided over last year’s blackouts has reaped £5.3m. John Pettigrew’s £1m salary was swollen by £3.9m in share bonuses, which he must hold for at least two years. His package increased from £4.7m a year earlier. Pettigrew, 51, who joined National Grid in 1991, was thrust into a storm last August when the simultaneous failure of a wind farm and gas-fired power plant caused mass blackouts. It left passengers stranded on trains and caused part of Ipswich hospital to lose power.
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