Organization

The CNSC reports to Parliament through the Minister of Natural Resources.

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Independent Commission members

The CNSC's independent Commission has up to 7 permanent members. The current Commission membership is as follows:

Executive Team and support staff

President – Rumina Velshi

  • Executive Vice-President and Chief Regulatory Operations Officer – Ramzi Jammal
  • Vice-President and Chief Science Officer – Peter Elder
  • Interim Vice-President and Chief Communications Officer – Liane Sauer
  • Vice-President and Chief Financial Officer – Stéphane Cyr
  • Vice-President and Senior General Counsel – Lisa Thiele
  • Chief of Staff – Geneviève Boudrias
  • Director, Internal Audit Division – Bidyunmala Roy

Branches

The CNSC’s operations are divided into separate directorates under 5 individual branches.

Regulatory Operations Branch: Executive Vice-President and Chief Regulatory Operations Officer – Ramzi Jammal

  • Directorate of Power Reactor Regulation: Director General – Alexandre Viktorov
  • Directorate of Nuclear Cycle and Facilities Regulation: Director General – Kavita Murthy
  • Directorate of Nuclear Substance Regulation: Director General – Karen Owen-Whitred
  • Directorate of Advanced Reactor Technologies: Director General – Caroline Ducros

Technical Support Branch: Vice-President and Chief Science Officer – Peter Elder

  • Directorate of Environmental and Radiation Protection and Assessment: Director General – Haidy Tadros
  • Directorate of Security and Safeguards: Director General – Kathleen Heppell-Masys
  • Directorate of Safety Management: Director General – Brian Torrie
  • Directorate of Assessment and Analysis: Director General – Michael Rinker

Regulatory Affairs Branch: Interim Vice-President and Chief Communications Officer – Liane Sauer

  • Regulatory Policy Directorate: Director General – Dana Beaton
  • Strategic Planning Directorate: Interim Director General – Keith Dewar
  • Strategic Communications Directorate: Director General – Rhonda Walker-Sisttie

Corporate Services Branch: Vice-President and Chief Financial Officer – Stéphane Cyr

  • Human Resources Directorate: Director General – Robin Butler
  • Finance and Administration Directorate: Director General – Benoit St-Jean
  • Information Management and Technology Directorate: Director General – Colin Moses

Legal and Commission Affairs Branch: Vice-President and Senior General Counsel – Lisa Thiele

  • Legal Services: General Counsel – To be determined
  • Commission Registry: Commission Registrar – Denis Saumure

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