Governance that supports GRTgaz’s commitments

Vindecy compressor station - Photo: Pierre Olivier

GRTgaz aims to promote agile governance in an increasingly complex energy environment. Its Management Committee, renewed in 2018, oversees the strategic goals linked to transformation and performance, in keeping with the guidance shared with its Board of Directors. The company also retains a permanent link to civil society via the expertise of its Stakeholder Council (CPP), supporting the full range of ongoing relations with its various component groups.

Governance is based on three key bodies

GRTgaz is a French "société anonyme" - the equivalent of a public limited company. It is 60.8% owned by Engie, 38.6% by Société d'Infrastructures Gazières (a public consortium made up of CNP Assurances and Caisse des Dépôts) and 0.5% by the company's employees.

Composition of the Board of Directors

As of 21 April 2023

The Board of Directors has 17 members, 9 of which are women.

14 Board Members are appointed by the General Meeting of Shareholders

  • 9 representatives of the Engie group:
    Mme Adeline DUTERQUE
    Chair of the Board of Directors

    Ms Sophie QUARRÉ DE VERNEUIL - Representative of COGAC
    Ms Cécile PRÉVIEU - Representative of ENGIE
    Ms Sandra ROCHE-VU QUANG - Representative of ENGIE Home Performance
    Mr Edouard SAUVAGE - Representative of ENGIE New Ventures
    Mr Alain DELAVA - Representative of GDF International
    Ms Raphaëlle CASTILLON - Representative of GDF SUEZ Infrastructures
    Ms Hélène VERBOCKHAVEN - Representative of SFIG
    Ms Delphine BERG - Representative of SPERANS
  • 4 representatives of Société d’Infrastructures Gazières:
    Ms Anne-Claire BERLIER DE VAUPLANE – Member of the Board
    Mr Gautier CHATELUS – Member of the Board
    Mr Olivier MAREUSE - Member of the Board
    Mr Dimitri SPOLIANSKY – Member of the Board
  • 1 director appointed at the General Meeting on the proposal of the shareholders:
    Mr Michel DESTOT - Independent Member of the Board
  • 3 Board Members representing employees:
    Also present at meetings of the Board of Directors, but without voting rights, are: a Commissioner from the French government, the CEO of GRTgaz, a representative from the Central Works Council, and the Compliance Officer (Article L.111 -34 of the French Energy Code).

    Ms Gaëlle CABUT - Board Member representing employees
    Mr Vincent de LAHARPE - Board Member representing employees 
    Mr Nicolas PERRY - Board Member representing employees 

Permanent observers, without voting rights

Ms Alice VIEILLEFOSSE - Government Commissioner
Mr Arnaud CROCQ - Representative of CSEC
Mr Thierry TROUVE - CEO of GRTgaz
Mr Christophe POILLION - Compliance Officer

The Board of Directors is assisted by three consultant committees:

  • The Investment Committee
    This committee analyses the investment policy and gives an overall opinion on investment proposals.
  • The Audit Committee
    This committee ensures that suitable accounting methods are being used; analyses and formulates an opinion on the financial planning; assesses the efficiency and quality of internal controls; and analyses risks and significant commitments, in particular with regard to provisions applying to the manager of an independent network.
  • The Remuneration and Selection Committee
    This committee analyses and formulates an opinion on the remuneration of Board Members and the CEO, as well as on applications for these positions.

The Management Committee takes decisions and arbitrates on strategic issues facing the company.

  • Directorate General - T. Trouvé, P. Duvieusart
  • Deputy director, Finance, CSR and Purchasing - Franck Wintenberger
  • Director of Industrial Assets - Anne-Sophie Decaux
  • Director of development - Anthony Mazzenga
  • Director of the Operations - Sandrine Meunier
  • General secretariat - Catherine Brun
  • Director of Human Resources (DRH) - Hervé Rambaud
  • Commercial Director and Network Optimization - Pierre Cotin
  • Director of information system - Hervé Constant

As of January 2023

Pursuant to Law No. 2021-1774 of December 24, 2021 aimed at accelerating economic and professional equality and its implementing decree Decree No. 2022-680 of April 26, 2022 relating to measures aimed at ensuring a balanced distribution of each gender among senior executives and members of governing bodies As of April 26, 2022, in 2022 at GRTgaz, women represented 36.4% of members of the executive committee and among senior executives, 25.0% are women.

The Stakeholder Council was set up in 2016. It brings together a panel of individuals from a range of different backgrounds, including industry, the agricultural sector, NGOs, environment and biodiversity specialists, and experts in the fields of innovation, socio-economic change, economics and energy.

This Council meets twice per year in the presence of the CEO, the Secretary General, and the Head of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) of GRTgaz. 
It offers civic insight into GRTgaz’s development outlook, its core purpose, and its approach to corporate social responsibility.