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.

This is a photo of NWMO President and CEO Laurie Swami

Laurie Swami

  • President and CEO
  • Nuclear Waste Management Organization

Laurie Swami is the President and CEO of the 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. Ms. Swami previously served as Senior Vice-President of Decommissioning and Nuclear Waste Management at Ontario Power Generation (OPG). Her responsibilities included overseeing operation of OPG’s nuclear waste management facilities, as well as implementing OPG’s low- and intermediate-level nuclear waste deep geologic repository. She began her career at OPG in 1986 and held various roles with increasing responsibility in the Nuclear Division. 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.

This is a photo of NWMO Board Member Mark Elliott

Mark Elliott

Mark Elliott is the retired Chief Nuclear Engineer at Ontario Power Generation (OPG). He was responsible for all engineering for the Pickering and Darlington nuclear stations and for OPG’s nuclear waste facilities. In this role, Mr. Elliott led the life extension of the Pickering station. He served as Senior Vice-President of the Pickering A nuclear generating station from 2007 to 2010, while two of the four units were being placed in long-term safe storage. He has held several other senior positions at OPG, including Senior Vice-President, Inspection and Maintenance. Mr. Elliott holds a Bachelor of Engineering in Engineering Physics from McMaster University and is a member of the Professional Engineers of Ontario. He has completed the Queen’s University Executive Program and the Advanced Management Program at Harvard Business School.

This is a photo of NWMO Board Member Lesley Gallinger

Lesley Gallinger

Lesley Gallinger is the President and CEO of Elexicon Energy Inc., the fourth largest municipally owned electricity distribution company in Ontario. Most recently, Ms. Gallinger served as Vice-President, and Chief Strategy and Financial Officer of the Electrical Safety Authority, where she led the development of a sustainable resource model for a provincial scope safety organization with achievements in enterprise risk management, revitalization projects and improved investment performance. Ms. Gallinger previously served as Vice-President, Corporate and Regulatory Affairs, and Chief Financial Officer at the Oakville Hydro Corporation, and prior to that, in various financial management roles. Ms. Gallinger has served on the Audit and Finance Committees for several boards and chairs the Pension committee for one. She holds a Master of Business Administration from the Schulich School of Business, is a Chartered Professional Accountant (CMA) 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 Michael G. Hare.

Michael G. Hare

Michael G. Hare is the Deputy Chief Nuclear Officer at NB Power. With more than 27 years of experience at NB Power, Mr. Hare is a leader with a background in engineering and operations with a strong focus on safety. Mr. Hare graduated from the University of New Brunswick in 1987 with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering. He joined NB Power in the Nuclear Division in 1992 and worked in the Engineering Technical Unit until 1999 when he was accepted into the Certification Training Program. Mr. Hare obtained both a Control Room Operator and then a Shift Supervisor Certification. He joined the Refurbishment Team and led the station’s return-to-service from refurbishment as the Restart/Commissioning Manager. Upon successful restart of Point Lepreau Nuclear Generating Station (PLNGS), Mr. Hare was seconded to the World Association of Nuclear Operators (WANO) before filling the role of Operations Manager at the station. He most recently served as the PLNGS Station Director.

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 – 2018 

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 – 2017

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 – 2016 

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 – 2015

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 – 2014

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 – 2013

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 – 2012

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 – 2011

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 – 2010

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 – 2009

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 – 2008

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 – 2007

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 – 2006

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 – 2005

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 – 2004

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 – 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.