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CNA welcomes seven new directors to its board

October 23, 2020

OTTAWA – Following its October 22 2020 annual general meeting, the Canadian Nuclear Association (CNA) has elected a new board of directors, including seven new members. The CNA board is instrumental in providing diverse viewpoints and skillsets that help guide the organization as it builds on the significant potential of clean and reliable nuclear energy and nuclear medicine in Canada and abroad.

“I am pleased to welcome this group of new board members who showcase the strength, depth and talent of our industry,” said CNA Chair John MacQuarrie. “The nuclear industry showed its resilience through this challenging year as we powered through the COVID-19 pandemic, progressed on new nuclear and achieved significant milestones on some of the country’s largest clean energy infrastructure projects. The new board will provide the CNA the leadership it needs moving forward as our industry continues to provide reliable electricity, crucial medical isotopes, lead the way with new technologies and innovation, and help Canada meet its net-zero by 2050 emission target.”

CNA is pleased to announce the following individuals have been elected or re-elected to the board.

New board members:

  • Thomas Clochard, Executive Lead, Senior Vice President, Nuclear, Aecon Industrial
  • Rory O’Sullivan, Chief Executive Officer, North America, Moltex Energy
  • Katherine Moshonas Cole, Canada Country Manager, X-Energy
  • Narinder Bains, General Manager, Nuclear, ATS Automation Tooling Systems Inc.
  • Doug Chambers, Vice President and Technical Knowledge and Innovation for Radiological Sciences, Arcadis Canada Inc.
  • Azeem Qureshi, Chief Executive Officer, Grasshopper Energy
  • Ross Galbraith, IBEW 37 Business Manager, Canadian Nuclear Workers Council (CNWC)

Re-elected members

  • Mike Marsh, President and Chief Executive Officer, SaskPower
  • Brett Plummer, Vice President Nuclear & Chief Nuclear Officer, NB Power Corporation
  • Eddie Saab, President, Westinghouse Electric Company
  • Spencer Fox, President, E.S. Fox 
  • Sanjay Krishnan, Vice President, Power, Tetra Tech
  • Pierre Tremblay, President and Chief Executive Officer, AECOM
  • Michael Chatlani, Vice President, Business Development – Power Systems and Simulation, L3 Harris
  • Bradley Michell, Program Manager, IMI Critical Engineering
  • Howard Shearer, Chief Executive Officer, Hitachi Canada Limited
  • Milton Caplan, President, MZ Consulting Inc.
  • Bob Walker, Advisor to the President, Power Workers’ Union
  • Matthew Mairinger, Canadian Operating Officer, North American Young Generation Nuclear (NAYGN)
  • Lisa McBride, President, Women in Nuclear (WiN)
  • Dr. Aman Usmani, President, Canadian Nuclear Society 

The CNA would also like to note the following 2020 appointments to our board to fill vacancies:

  • Patrick Dalzell, Head Of Corporate Affairs, Bruce Power
  • Joe McBrearty, President & Chief Executive Officer, Canadian Nuclear Laboratories Ltd.

We also would like to announce the CNA board of directors has appointed BWXT Canada Ltd. President John MacQuarrie as chair of the board and Ontario Power Generation Senior Vice President, Corporate Affairs Heather Ferguson as vice-chair.

For a complete list of the CNA’s board of directors visit our website.

We thank the following outgoing board members for their commitment and service to the CNA board.

  • Sam Bambino, Aecon Industrial
  • Michael Knaszak, Sargent and Lundy Canada Company
  • Richard Sexton, Atomic Energy of Canada Limited
  • Jason Jermark, Siemens Energy Canada Limited
  • Jordan Chou, Canadian Power Utility Services Ltd

The changes to the board take effect immediately. CNA looks forward to working with its new and returning board of directors, along with the members of the advisory councils to ensure the organization is positioned for the future.

About the Canadian Nuclear Association (CNA)

Every year in Canada, nuclear technology helps avoid 80 million tonnes of CO2 emissions by displacing fossil fuels and supplies 70 per cent of the global supply of cobalt-60, radioisotopes that are used to treat cancer and sterilize medical equipment, among other things. It generates more than $6 billion in revenue and creates more than 76,000 direct and indirect, well-paying jobs. Canada stands to solidify its leading position in the world’s nuclear industry with the introduction of next-generation technologies in the form of small nuclear reactors.

The Canadian Nuclear Association (CNA) has been the national voice of the Canadian nuclear industry since 1960. Working with our members and all communities of interest, the CNA promotes the industry nationally and internationally, works with governments on policies affecting the sector and endeavours to increase awareness and understanding of the value nuclear technology brings to the environment, economy and daily lives of Canadians.

Media Contact

Gehna Singh Kareckas
Director of Communications
(613) 237-4262 ext. 110
communications@cna.ca