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 75% owned by Engie, 25% 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 May 2021

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,
  • 3 representatives of Société d’Infrastructures Gazières,
  • 2 Independent Board Members.

Mme Adeline DUTERQUE
Chair of the Board of Directors

Ms Dominique BOURGEON - Representative of SOPRANOR
Mr Edouard SAUVAGE - Representative of ENGIE
Ms Christine DEHESDIN - Representative of CELIZAN
Mr Xavier PERRET - Representative of GDF International
Ms Hélène VERBOCKHAVEN - Representative of SFIG
Ms Caroline ADAM-PLANCHON - Representative of SPERANS
Mr Jean-Baptiste SEJOURNÉ - Representative of VOCANIA
Ms Claire BRABEC-LAGRANGE - Representative of ENGIE Home Performance
Mr Gautier CHATELUS – Member of the Board
Mr Olivier GUIGNÉ – Member of the Board
Ms Françoise TAUZINAT – Member of the Board
Mr Michel DESTOT - Independent Member of the Board
Ms Anna CRETI - 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).

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


Permanent observers, without voting rights

Mr Philippe GEIGER - 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.

In 2018, GRTgaz developed its governance to increase its agility and adapt to an energy sector in a state of flux. This new governance is based on a strengthened Management Committee and in four operational areas.

Portrait du Comex de GRTgaz - Photo : Christophe Boulze
Names from left to right: Pierre Duvieusart, Benoît Mignard, Pierre Cotin, Claude Jochum (inactive member), Virginie Le Foll, Hervé Rambaud, Jean-François Plaziat, Catherine Brun, Thierry Trouvé, Anne-Sophie Decaux, Olivier Edmont. Not present in the photo: Sandrine Meunier

  • Directorate General - T. Trouvé, P. Duvieusart,
  • Director of Legal Affairs (DJ), 
  • Director of the Operations (DO) - Sandrine Meunier, 
  • Director of Projects and Engineering (DPI) - Jean-François Plaziat,
  • Director of Human Resources (DRH) - Hervé Rambaud,
  • Director of Transformation and Performance (DTP) - Olivier Edmont
  • Heads of Operational Areas:
    1. Commercial Director - Pierre Cotin:
      - Gas System Department
      - Marketing and Sales Department
    2. Industrial Performance and New Technologies:
      - Anne-Sophie Decaux:- Technical Department
      - RICE (Research Centre)
      - Direction of Innovation
      - Information System Direction
    3. Strategy, CSR, Public Affairs and Territories - Catherine Brun:
      - Strategy and Regulation Department
      - Renewable Gas Programme and CSR Director by CSR and Stakeholders
      - CSR Director
      - Territorial Delegations
      - French Public Affairs
      - Brussels Office
    4. Finance, Purchasing and Logistics - Benoît Mignard:
      - Finance Department
      - Department of Purchasing, Procurement and Logistics
      - Business Development Department

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Managers chart : chief executive officer and deputy CEO: Thierry Trouvé, Pierre Duvieusart ; office director: Christophe Feuillet ; special adviser: Christophe Poillion ; display of the 9 directions and domains

As of May 2021

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.

Composition of the Stakeholder Council:

  • Gilles Bœuf, UPMC Professor and member of the Scientific Council for Natural Heritage and Biodiversity under the French Ministry of Ecology, Sustainable Development and Energy.
  • Claude Conrard, Director of Public Affairs for Energy (France, Solvay).
  • Olivier Dauger, President of France Gaz Renouvelables and Vice-President of FNSEA.
  • Paul Duphil, Secretary General of OPPBTP.
  • Pascale Hebel, Director of the Crédoc Consumption Department.
  • Nicolas Imbert, Executive Director of Green Cross France & Territories.
  • Bertrand Petit, President and Founder of Innocherche.
  • Blanche Segrestin, Chair of “Business Theory” at Mines ParisTech.
  • Jean-Arnold Vinois, European political and energy advisor.