Ashley Anstey joined the Canadian Nuclear Association in 2019, where she works as Administrative Assistant in close coordination with the other members of the team. Ashley provides excellent attention to detail and effectively manages and distributes information throughout the office. She excels in planning and organization. Previously Ashley had a long professional relationship with FGL Sports, working in a management position where she provided continual coaching and training of her department by setting expectations, keeping open lines of communication and delivering constructive feedback and support to staff. Ashley is a goal-driven individual who loves a good challenge. Ashley holds a diploma in Business Marketing from Algonquin College of Applied Arts and Technology. She understands the meaning of value and will devote herself fully into her work. She has a sense of community and enjoys being involved in neighbourhood projects. She has multiple awards for her volunteer work as well as a 10-year appreciation award from the Sudbury Summerfest. Ashley has the ability to add her creativity to all situations to make every experience a unique and powerful one. When Ashley isn’t in the office, she enjoys camping, canoeing and becoming one with nature.
George is seconded to the Canadian Nuclear Association from Ontario Power Generation. George brings over 15 years of experience in dealing with governments at the federal, provincial, and international level. He has worked in the federal Government as a senior advisor to Ministers, Senior Policy Analyst at Western Diversification before working in the private sector as Director of Government Affairs at the Canadian Wireless Telecommunications Association and Vice President in a senior government relations firm in Ottawa working on a number of sectors including energy and environment. George speaks English, French, Spanish and Greek. He enjoys fitness, music and spending time with family. George volunteers at the Hellenic Community of Ottawa where he is presently a board member responsible for communications.
Jessica joined the CNA in November 2012 as the Receptionist/Administrative Assistant and in 2013 was promoted to Junior Executive Assistant to the President. In 2016 she was again promoted to Membership and Project Manager. Since joining the CNA, Jessica has performed a wide range of duties such as office administration, conference coordination and membership support. In her new role, Jessica is responsible for managing and overseeing all CNA events including the CNA’s annual conference and trade show and its fall energy seminar, as well as managing membership services and outreach. Jessica graduated from Algonquin College where she obtained a post graduate degree in Events Management. She also holds a Bachelors of Arts degree, with a Major in Psychology and a Minor in Sociology from the University of Ottawa.
Steve is currently on a part-time secondment to the Canadian Nuclear Association from Bruce Power where he serves as Senior Advisor, Regulatory Affairs for Bruce Power and is the company’s representative in Ottawa. At the CNA, Mr. Coupland serves as Director, Regulatory and Environmental Affairs where he has responsibility for co-ordinating an industry wide approach to regulatory issues as well as assisting members of the nuclear industry to continue to improve their environmental performance and receive recognition for nuclear’s role as a clean, reliable source of electricity. Prior to joining Bruce Power, Mr. Coupland worked as a management consultant for SCG Research Inc. and held several senior federal government policy and public affairs positions in Ottawa including working as a Director in the Prime Minister’s Office, Industry Canada and Government Services Canada. Mr. Coupland holds an M.A. in History from the University of Western Ontario.
John Gorman is President & CEO of Canadian Nuclear Association, past President & CEO of the Canadian Solar Industries Association (CanSIA) and a Director on the board of the Energy Council of Canada (ECC). John served as Canada’s Designate to the International Energy Agency’s Executive Committee (PVPS) and was a Founder of the Canadian Council on Renewable Electricity (CanCORE). He’s using this experience to secure a leading role for nuclear energy at the heart of Canada’s energy transition.
Before joining CanSIA, he was the Senior Vice President of Empower Energies, an innovative, global integrator of energy systems. He has served as a director on the boards of numerous community and corporate organizations, including one of the nation’s largest electric utilities.
John has been recognized as one of Canada’s CLEAN50 and is the recipient of the “40 Under 40” business award for excellence in business practices. He was awarded the designation of Climate Project Ambassador by Nobel Laureate Al Gore in 2008.
Romeo currently works as a communications officer for the Canadian Nuclear Association, where he has responsibility for media monitoring, social media, and promoting the nuclear industry’s messages on various platforms. Prior to joining the CNA, he worked as a journalist on Parliament Hill, covering three prime ministers. Before that he was an entertainment reporter and studied political science at Carleton University.
John retired in May 2021 from the full-time role he performed at CNA since 2010. He continues to teach part-time at the Max Bell School of Public Policy at McGill University, where he has been on the teaching faculty since the School opened in 2019. John was project manager of the 2018 Small Modular Reactor Roadmap. John was also Canada’s representative to the Washington-based Global Nexus Initiative from 2016 to 2020, and managed the Nuclear Leadership Forum from 2012 to 2016. He previously worked with the US Department of State for two decades, and wrote Strangers with Memories: The United States and Canada from Free Trade to Baghdad (McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2017). An advocate for the productive integration of immigrants into Canadian society, he has led two of Ottawa’s immigrant services organizations, and is a Fellow of the Canadian Global Affairs Institute.