CNSC Executive Committee Members
President and CEO
One member of the Commission is designated as the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission's (CNSC's) President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO). This position is currently held by Mr. Michael Binder. Read more about Mr. Michael Binder.
Ramzi Jammal, Executive Vice-President and Chief Regulatory Officer
Regulatory Operations Branch
Ramzi Jammal, MBA, BSc
Executive Vice-President and Chief Regulatory Officer
Ramzi Jammal has worked for the CNSC since 1998, holding progressively senior positions. He has accumulated over 20 years of experience in the nuclear industry, combining management skills with scientific expertise, and representing the CNSC in various international activities. These include the development and establishment of the IAEA Code of Conduct for the Safety and Security of Radioactive Sources, and the international categorization of radioactive sources. He also played a key role in ensuring that the recommendations of the International Commission on Radiation Protection complemented the CNSC's regulatory needs.
Prior to joining the CNSC, Mr. Jammal was the Technical Manager of the Department of Radiological Sciences Nuclear Medicine Division at the Ottawa Hospital's Civic Campus. Under his leadership, the department became the first filmless nuclear medicine department in Canada.
He has received several academic awards, including the North American Society of Nuclear Medicine's First Place Award for new scientific advancements in nuclear medicine.
Terry Jamieson, Vice-President
Technical Support Branch
Terry Jamieson has been with the CNSC since 2007. He has over 31 years of experience in the Canadian nuclear safety and environmental industries, and has held technical and management positions in the areas of radiation protection, environmental protection, nuclear security and safeguards, and safety assessment.
Mr. Jamieson began his career as a nuclear design engineer at Ontario Hydro. He then worked as a researcher in the Library of Parliament's Science/Technology Research group, and subsequently became Senior Nuclear Engineer at ECS Power Systems. From 1989 to 2007, he worked at the Science Applications International Corporation, where he rose to the positions of Chief Operating Officer, Vice-President and Division Manager.
He has authored many technical publications and was a recipient of the American Nuclear Society's Best Paper Award in 1996. The Canadian Nuclear Society awarded him the J.S. Hewitt Team Achievement Award in 2000 for the creative conceptualization and innovative application of a thermal neutron-activation-based system for detecting non-metallic land mines. In 2010, he was made a Fellow of the Engineering Institute of Canada.
Jason Cameron, Vice-President and Chief Communications Officer
Regulatory Affairs Branch
Vice-President and Chief Communications Officer
Jason Cameron became Vice-President and Chief Communications Officer, Regulatory Affairs Branch, on May 31, 2013. In this position, he leads the CNSC's functions related to strategic policy, communications and the regulatory framework. Mr. Cameron has dedicated the past two decades of his career to nuclear issues and has diverse experience in nuclear and regulatory policy-making, as well as international relations.
He joined the Atomic Energy Control Board of Canada (the CNSC's predecessor) in 1998 as a Safeguards Officer, to support the implementation of the Additional Protocol to Canada's Safeguards Agreement with the International Atomic Energy Agency. He remained with the organization over the next 15 years, assuming progressively senior roles that included Chief of Staff, Secretary to the Management Committee, Head of Evaluation, and – most recently – Director General of Strategic Planning. In this capacity, he led the CNSC's planning and reporting processes and managed the coordination of intergovernmental, international and Aboriginal relations.
Before joining the Government of Canada, he was a Visiting Information Officer with the World Nuclear Association (then known as the Uranium Institute), based in London, England. Funded through an internship program by Canada's Department of National Defence, he was responsible for analyzing the impact of strengthened import/export controls on the international nuclear industry.
He studied at the University of Calgary, where he completed his post-graduate Master's degree in international relations and his Bachelor's degree in political science.
Michel Cavallin, Vice-President and Chief Financial Officer
Corporate Services Branch
Vice-President and Chief Financial Officer
Mr. Michel Cavallin was selected as the Vice-President and Chief Financial Officer, Corporate Services Branch (CSB), in May 2010. Prior to joining the CNSC, Mr. Cavallin was Vice-President, Common Administrative Services, the Shared Administrative/Management Services Group at the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) and Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC). There he was responsible for the full range of corporate services, including administration, finance, human resources and information management and technology to two separate and distinct organizations. Prior to joining NSERC/SSHRC in 1997, Mr. Cavallin occupied senior positions with the National Research Council, Transport Canada and Revenue Canada, serving in both Ottawa and Winnipeg.
Mr. Cavallin has extensive experience in corporate governance and has contributed to the HR community in particular through his participation in a variety of organizations, boards and committees. He chaired the board for the Human Resources Information System Group, which includes representatives of 32 small government departments and agencies. He served as the separate employer representative to the inaugural Advisory Board, Compensation and Analysis and Research for the Public Service of Canada and is a longstanding member of the Compensation Review Committee for the Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport.
He has an Executive MBA from the University of Ottawa, and over 25 years of experience in the federal public service, with the last 17 years in separate-employer environments.
Jacques Lavoie, Senior General Counsel
Legal Services Unit
Senior General Counsel
In 2004, Jacques Lavoie was appointed by Justice Canada as General Counsel to the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission's (CNSC) Legal Services Division. Following an assignment with Public Safety Canada, he rejoined the CNSC team in 2008, as Senior General Counsel, and was tasked by the President to create an in-house legal service independent from Justice Canada.
He has studied law at the Université de Sherbrooke in Québec and criminology at Simon Fraser University in British Columbia and is a member of the Law Society of British Columbia and the Canadian Bar Association. Over the last 25 years, he has gained extensive experience in law, policing and the administration of justice in British Columbia, Quebec and Ontario, through his work with Public Safety Canada, Justice Canada, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP), the Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS), the Canada Firearms Centre and the Department of National Defence (DND).
Marc Leblanc, Commission Secretary
Marc Leblanc has been Commission Secretary and a member of the CNSC Executive Committee since October 2001. Mr. Leblanc previously held senior management positions, such as Chief of Enforcement and Senior Policy Analyst, in the Corporations Directorate of Industry Canada. He has taught at the University of Ottawa's Faculty of Law for more than 12 years, specializing in corporate and securities law, and is an advisor on business law to the cole du Barreau du Quebec.
He received two law degrees from the University of Ottawa, was part of the first Master's program in electronic commerce offered by Dalhousie University, and won the Prix de l'Ambassade de France for academic excellence. He is also the recipient of the Silver Medal, Distinction 2000 Award (GTEC), for completing one of the first electronic commerce projects in the Canadian Public Service.