The NWMO Board of Directors is responsible for oversight of our organization and for taking a leadership role in the development of our strategic direction. Its members have the skills and experience needed to oversee the managerial, financial and operational activities associated with the long-term management of used nuclear fuel.
This is a photo of NWMO Board Chairman Wayne Robbins.

Wayne Robbins

  • Chair

Wayne Robbins is the retired Chief Nuclear Officer at Ontario Power Generation (OPG). He was responsible for all OPG’s nuclear operations, engineering, nuclear waste management, strategic planning, and plant performance. Mr. Robbins served as Senior Vice-President of the Darlington Nuclear Generating Station from 2006 to 2009. He was recognized with OPG’s "Power Within Leader of the Year" award in 2008 and received the Ontario Energy Association leadership award in 2009. He has held several other senior positions at OPG and is also past Chairman of the Canadian Nuclear Association Board. Mr. Robbins holds a B.Sc. in Civil Engineering from Queen’s University and is a member of the Professional Engineers of Ontario. He has also completed the Ivey Executive Program and Rotman’s Directors Education Program.

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Laurie Swami

  • President and CEO
  • Nuclear Waste Management Organization

Ms. Laurie Swami is the President and CEO of the Nuclear Waste Management Organization (NWMO). She was appointed to the role in 2016 and is responsible for implementing Canada’s plan for the long-term management of used nuclear fuel.

Prior to joining the NWMO, Ms. Swami spent 30 years, primarily in nuclear operations, at a Ontario Power Generation. She served as Senior Vice-President of Decommissioning and Nuclear Waste Management, overseeing the operation of nuclear waste management facilities and planning for the decommissioning of a nuclear generating facility.

Ms. Swami has extensive experience leading Environmental Assessment projects, including nuclear refurbishments. She has appeared before Joint Panel Reviews (CEA and CNSC) for the Darlington New Nuclear Project and OPG’s Deep Geologic Repository Project.

She holds a Bachelor of Science in Engineering Chemistry from Queen’s University and a Master of Business Administration from the Schulich School of Business. 

She is an ardent supporter of and advocate for the advancement of women to leadership positions. In recognition of this contribution, she received the Women in Nuclear Canada Leadership Award in 2016.

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Glenn Jager

  • Vice-Chair 

Glenn Jager is the retired President of Nuclear and Chief Nuclear Officer at Ontario Power Generation (OPG). In this role, Mr. Jager was accountable for all OPG’s nuclear operations, including generation, waste sites, major projects, and new nuclear development. He was also President and CEO of Canadian Nuclear Partners, a wholly owned subsidiary of OPG providing services to the energy sector in Canada and internationally. He served as Chair and Director on the board of the Canadian Nuclear Association from 2016 to 2018, and was seconded for two years to the World Association of Nuclear Operators in Atlanta as a Team Manager in Plant Evaluations. Mr. Jager is a member of the Professional Engineers of Ontario and a graduate of the University of Western Ontario with a Bachelor of Engineering Science in Electrical Engineering.

This is a photo of Jason Nouwens.

Jason Nouwens

Jason Nouwens is the Director of External Affairs with New Brunswick Power’s Point Lepreau Nuclear Generating Station. He is a graduate of the University of New Brunswick (Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering) and brings nearly 25 years of varied nuclear industry experience to the role. He first joined the Point Lepreau Nuclear Generating Station as a member of the Systems Engineering team, where he spent over a decade in various leadership roles leading into the full station refurbishment. Following various positions through the Station Refurbishment Project and several years in Capital Design and Projects, he joined the Regulatory Affairs team in 2014, and in 2016, he was appointed Director of Regulatory Affairs, Community Affairs and Performance Improvement.

This is a photo of NWMO Board Member Lesley Gallinger.

Lesley Gallinger

Lesley Gallinger is President and CEO of Ontario’s Independent Electricity System Operator. Under her leadership, the IESO oversees the safe and reliable operation of Ontario's bulk electricity system.

Previously, Ms. Gallinger served as President and CEO of Elexicon Energy, which she led through a sizeable merger integration. She has also held senior roles in the electricity sector, including Chief Strategy and Financial Officer at the Electrical Safety Authority as well as VP, Corporate and Regulatory Affairs and Chief Financial Officer at Oakville Hydro.

Ms. Gallinger sits on several boards, including the Ontario Energy Network where she serves as Vice Chair. She also served on the boards of the Ontario Energy Association and the Electricity Distributors Association. She holds a Master of Business Administration from the Schulich School of Business, is a Chartered Professional Accountant and a Certified Public Accountant (Illinois), and has completed the Chartered Director and Audit Committee Certified program at the DeGroote School of Business, McMaster University.

This is a photo of NWMO Board Member Sean Granville.

Sean Granville

As former Chief Operations Officer and Chief Nuclear Officer of Ontario Power Generation, Sean Granville was responsible for all of OPG's generating fleet, with a capacity of over 15,400 megawatts of electricity. This consisted of 10 nuclear units, 66 hydro stations, two thermal stations, one solar facility, as well as oversight of OPG subsidiaries, Atura Power and Eagle Creek Renewable Energy. Mr. Granville's nuclear career spans 39 years including three years at Point Lepreau Nuclear Generating Station in New Brunswick. Mr. Granville's energy industry experience includes a WANO secondment, membership of the Canadian Nuclear Association and the CANDU Owners Group. Mr. Granville is also a board member of Women in Nuclear and past chair of the Canadian CNO Forum, as well as past member of the INPO Executive Advisory Group. Mr. Granville is currently providing executive consulting services to the energy industry. Mr. Granville is a graduate of the University of Waterloo with a B.A.Sc. in mechanical engineering.

This is a photo of NWMO Board Member Ronald L. Jamieson.

Ronald L. Jamieson

Ronald L. Jamieson is a former member of the Board of Directors of the Ontario Power Authority. Prior to his retirement in late 2005, he served as Senior Vice-President of Aboriginal Banking at BMO Financial Group. Mr. Jamieson has held several senior executive positions in the financial services industry. Throughout his career, he has also been active in economic development initiatives for Aboriginal communities across Canada. Mr. Jamieson also served as Chairman, President and CEO of Ontario Energy Corporation, whose mandate was to invest or participate in energy projects throughout Canada. He is also Chairman of the Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business and was recently named President of First Canadian Property Investments Ltd. In 2014, Mr. Jamieson was awarded the Order of Ontario and the Order of Canada, as well as receiving an honorary doctoral degree from Nipissing University.

This is a photo of NWMO Board Member Josée Pilon.

Josée Pilon

Josée Pilon is a Master of Business Administration graduate of Laval University. She was a member of the steering committee on the evaluation project for the rehabilitation of Gentilly-2. As a special projects manager, she is responsible for evaluating business opportunities for new sources of energy from the private sector, including wind power, biomass and hydroelectric. She is also involved on the financial impact evaluation of new hydroelectric projects on municipalities. Prior to her current position, she held numerous business development positions in international projects.

This is a photo of NWMO Board Member Beth Summers.

Beth Summers

Beth Summers is the Executive Vice-President and Chief Financial Officer at Superior Plus, where she provides financial leadership and support to operational units and support services groups. Previously, she served as Senior Vice-President and Chief Financial Officer at Ontario Power Generation (OPG), where she had overall accountability for financial strategy, controllership, accounting, reporting, business planning, investment planning, taxation, treasury, and pension and nuclear fund management. Prior to joining OPG, Ms. Summers was the Chief Financial Officer of Just Energy Group Inc. Ms. Summers was previously at Hydro One, where she held positions of increasing financial responsibility, including Chief Financial Officer. Ms. Summers began her career with Ernst & Young in the audit practice area and is a Chartered Professional Accountant (FCPA, FCA). Ms. Summers obtained a Bachelor of Business Administration from Wilfrid Laurier University.

Board of Directors: Meeting Minutes – 2021

Minutes are prepared after each meeting of the Board of Directors. At the request of the Board, these minutes are published.

Board of Directors: Meeting Minutes – 2020 

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Board of Directors: Meeting Minutes – 2019 

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Board of Directors: Meeting Minutes – 2018 

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Board of Directors: Meeting Minutes – 2017

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Board of Directors: Meeting Minutes – 2016 

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Board of Directors: Meeting Minutes – 2015

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Board of Directors: Meeting Minutes – 2014

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Board of Directors: Meeting Minutes – 2013

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Board of Directors: Meeting Minutes – 2012

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Board of Directors: Meeting Minutes – 2011

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Board of Directors: Meeting Minutes – 2010

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Board of Directors: Meeting Minutes – 2009

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Board of Directors: Meeting Minutes – 2008

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Board of Directors: Meeting Minutes – 2007

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Board of Directors: Meeting Minutes – 2006

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Board of Directors: Meeting Minutes – 2005

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Board of Directors: Meeting Minutes – 2004

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Board of Directors: Meeting Minutes – 2003

Minutes are prepared after each meeting of the Board of Directors. At the request of the Board, these minutes are published.

Board of Directors: Meeting Minutes – 2002

Minutes are prepared after each meeting of the Board of Directors. At the request of the Board, these minutes are published.