Michael Binder, President and Chief Executive Officer
Dr. Michael Binder is the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC). He was appointed to this position in January 2008 and reappointed for a second five-year term, effective May 2013.
As CNSC President, Dr. Binder leads and manages the Commission in order to protect the health, safety and security of Canadians and the environment; and to implement Canada's international commitments on the peaceful use of nuclear energy. His avowed mission is to ensure that Canadian nuclear facilities and activities are the safest and most secure in the world.
Throughout an extensive career in the federal public service, Dr. Binder has held senior positions at Industry Canada, the Department of Communications, the Office of the Comptroller General of Canada, Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation, the Ministry of State for Urban Affairs and the Defence Research Board.
Dr. Binder holds a Ph.D. in physics from the University of Alberta.