Chairman, Advanced Energy Research and Technology Center (AERTC) at New York State University at Stony Brook
Chairman, New York State Smart Grid Consortium
Mr. Catell was formerly the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of KeySpan Corporation and KeySpan Energy Delivery, the former Brooklyn Union. His career with Brooklyn Union started in 1958. He became Chairman, National Grid, U.S., following the acquisition, by National Grid, of KeySpan Corporation. Mr. Catell is a member of the board of directors of KEYERA Energy Management Ltd. He is also the Chair of Cristo Rey Brooklyn High School (formerly Lourdes Academy), Futures in Education Endowment Fund, and New York Energy Policy Institute’s Advisory Council (NYEPI). He is the Co-Chair of the Downtown Brooklyn Partnership. Robert Catell is a member of the board of directors/trustees of the following industry and business organizations:
Brooklyn Community Foundation (formerly Independence Community Foundation)
CAI Investments Advisory Board
City College of New York 21st Century Foundation Board
Colin Powell Center for Policy Studies
Feinstein Institute for Medical Research
Hudson Clean Energy Fund Advisory Board
Long Island Angel Network (LIAN)
Long Island Association (LIA)
National Grid Foundation
National Petroleum Council
New York Academy of Science (NYAS)
New York City Police Foundation
New York State Economic Development Power Allocation Board (EDPAB)
New York State Energy Research & Development Authority (NYSERDA)
Our Energy Policy Foundation
Tomorrow’s Hope Foundation
He is a member of the Association of Energy Engineers, CUNY Business Leadership Council, National Society of Professional Engineers, NYS Society of Professional Engineers, and the Society of Gas Lighting (SOGL).
Mr. Catell serves on the Advisory Board for SUNY Farmingdale, the President’s Advisory Council at Adelphi University, the Winthrop Hospital Board of Regents, Advisory Board of EC Infosystems, and the NYU Poly Advisory Committee of the New York City Accelerator for a Clean and Renewable Economy (NYC ACRE).
Mr. Catell is a past Chairman of the American Gas Association, Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce, Long Island Association, Partnership for New York City, Inc., U.S. Energy Association (USEA), and the Advisory Board of the City College of New York’s School of Engineering.
He serves as a Member Emeritus of the Brooklyn Law School, and, until recently, he was also a board member of: the Brooklyn Public Library Foundation, Business Council of NYS, Edison Electric Institute (EEI), Energy Association of NYS, Long Island Foreign Affairs Forum, and the advisory board of HeartShare for Human Services.
Mr. Catell received both is Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Mechanical Engineering from the City College of New York and is a Registered Professional Engineer. He has attended Columbia University’s Executive Development Program, and the Advanced Management Program at the Harvard Business School.