Richard Sexton - Canadian Nuclear Association

Richard Sexton

Richard Sexton

President and Chief Executive Officer
Atomic Energy of Canada Limited

AECL in its new oversight role, ensuring that the priorities of Government are delivered safely and efficiently under a Government-owned, Contractor-operated model.

Richard previously served as the Acting Chief Transition Officer and Vice-President, Decommissioning and Waste Management Oversight at AECL. In that capacity, he provided leadership as AECL transitioned to the Government-owned, Contractor-operated model and provided technical oversight to ensure that decommissioning and waste management products and services provided by CNL were delivered safely, and provided value for Canadians.

Richard has over 32 years of experience in decommissioning and waste management, gained through leadership roles on some of the largest and most complex decommissioning projects in the world, including Magnox and Sellafield in the United Kingdom, and Rocky Flats and the Connecticut Yankee site in the United States. Most recently, Richard served as the Chief Operating Officer for the Magnox Reactor Accelerated Sites, where he was responsible for directing transformational change in decommissioning project strategy, delivery approach, cost, and schedule. Richard also has extensive experience in managing multiple stakeholder relationships. Richard holds an M.S. in Radiological Health Engineering from Northwestern University, a B.S. in Chemistry and American Board of Health Physics Certification, Part I. He has published and presented multiple papers on decommissioning and holds two patents for radiation detection equipment.