Basil Scarsella is the Chief Executive Officer of UK Power Networks, owned by the Cheung Kong Group. This is the largest Distribution Network Operator in the UK, distributing electricity to over 8 million homes and businesses. It has over 5,000 employees in its regulated and non-regulated areas and generated over £1.5bn of revenue in 2013, with revenue of over £200m per year for the non-regulated business, which has long-term contracts with high profile customers such as the London airports and international rail links.
Prior to taking up the appointment at UK Power Networks, Mr. Scarsella was the CEO of Northern Gas Networks from 2005, also owned by the Cheung Kong Group, distributing gas to 2.5 million homes in the north east of England.
From 1998, Mr. Scarsella was the CEO of ETSA Utilities, a privatised electricity distribution business in Australia. Between 1994 and 1998 he was General Manager of ETSA Power Corporation, responsible for electricity distribution, retailing, field services and customer services. Before joining ETSA Corporation in 1994 he was Group Planning and Finance Manager at the South Australia Gas Company (SAGASCO).
Mr. Scarsella holds a degree in Economics from the University of Adelaide and is a Certified Practicing Accountant. He is a Life Member of Football Australia and former Member of the Executive Committee of FIFA. He received the Australian Sports Medal in 2000 and in 2003 became a Member of the Order of Australia, for services to sport.
Mr. Scarsella and his wife Rita have a daughter and two sons.