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Laurie Swami

  • President and CEO, Nuclear Waste Management Organization

Ms. 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.

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Paul Gierszewski

  • Director, Safety and Licensing

Dr. Paul Gierszewski is the Director of Safety and Licensing at the NWMO. Prior to joining the NWMO, he was with OPG, where he was responsible for maintaining and improving safety assessment system models for deep geological repositories. Dr. Gierszewski has a bachelor’s degree in Engineering Science from the University of Toronto and doctorate in Nuclear Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Boston. He is a registered Professional Engineer in the Province of Ontario.

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Marni Halter

  • Senior Counsel

Marni Halter is Senior Counsel at the NWMO. She joined the organization in 2009, prior to which Ms. Halter worked at Torys LLP and SNC-Lavalin Inc., focusing on corporate law and large infrastructure projects in various industries, including mining and nuclear. Ms. Halter holds a Bachelor of Arts (Hons.) in French and Spanish from the University of Western Ontario, and combined Juris Doctor/Master of Business Administration degrees from the University of Toronto. Ms. Halter was called to the Ontario Bar in 2001.

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Christopher Hatton

  • Director, Repository Design and Development

Christopher Hatton is the Director of Repository Design and Development at the NWMO. He oversees the design and development of the engineered barrier systems that will form the primary boundary between the used nuclear fuel and the geosphere. A licensed professional engineer, Mr. Hatton has over 40 years of experience in designing nuclear and robotic systems.
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Michael Hung

  • Treasurer and Chief Financial Officer

Michael Hung is the Chief Financial Officer at the NWMO. Prior to joining the NWMO, Mr. Hung held various positions in financial planning and reporting, accounting and treasury at OPG and Hydro One. Mr. Hung holds a Bachelor of Applied Science in Industrial Engineering from the University of Toronto and a Master of Business Administration from the Schulich School of Business in Toronto. He is also a Chartered Professional Accountant, CMA.

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Jennifer Spragge

  • Vice-President, Human Resources

Jennifer Spragge is the Vice-President of Human Resources at the NWMO. Prior to joining the NWMO, she held the positions of Vice-President of Human Resources and Strategic Planning at Certified General Accountants of Ontario, and Senior Director of Human Resources and Strategic Planning for Sales and Marketing at the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. Ms. Spragge has a Bachelor of Applied Arts from Ryerson University and is a Certified Human Resources and Compensation Committee Director.
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Bob Watts

  • Associate Vice-President, Aboriginal Relations

Bob Watts is the Associate Vice-President of Aboriginal Relations at the NWMO. He has worked on a broad range of Aboriginal issues at the regional and national levels for many years, including working to establish the historic Indian Residential Schools Truth and Reconciliation Commission. Mr. Watts is also an adjunct professor at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario.
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Derek Wilson

  • Vice-President, Design and Construction

Derek Wilson is the Vice-President of Design and Construction at the NWMO. He is responsible for the implementation of the Adaptive Phased Management (APM) technical program. He is also the NWMO Project Manager for our work in support of OPG's efforts to obtain regulatory approval for a proposed Deep Geologic Repository to store low- and intermediate-level waste. The NWMO's work, on behalf of OPG, recognizes our unique technical expertise in long-term nuclear waste management. It is separate from our mandate to implement APM. Mr. Wilson is a mining engineer with over 20 years experience in the mining and heavy construction industries, primarily in project and operational management roles. Prior to joining the NWMO, he worked with the mining division of AMEC and with Holcim Canada.