Ken Nash was appointed President of the Nuclear Waste Management Organization (NWMO) in 2006. He is a founding director of the NWMO and a past chair of the organization’s Board of Directors. He was responsible for overseeing the NWMO study of approaches for the long-term management of used nuclear fuel and making recommendations to the Government of Canada. He is now responsible for implementing the plan approved by the Government of Canada. He is also past Chair of EDRAM, an association of nuclear waste management organizations from 11 countries, including Canada.
He has held a number of senior management positions at Ontario Hydro and Ontario Power Generation, including finance, engineering, environmental management, policy development, and waste management. Prior to joining Ontario Hydro, he worked for British Nuclear Fuels on a range of existing and advanced reactor fuel designs and as a senior design engineer in the reprocessing/recycling division.
Dr. Paul Gierszewski is the Director of Safety and Licensing at the NWMO. Prior to joining the NWMO, he was with Ontario Power Generation, 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.
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.
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.
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 Ontario Power Generation 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.
Kathryn Shaver is Vice-President of APM Engagement and Site Selection at the NWMO. She played an integral role in the collaborative development with Canadians of Canada's plan for managing used nuclear fuel over the long term. Prior to joining the NWMO in 2002, Ms. Shaver worked at Ontario Power Generation and the Government of Ontario on environment and energy portfolios. Ms. Shaver has a B.A. (Hons.) and M.A. in Economics from Queen’s University.
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.
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.
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 Ontario Power Generation'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 Ontario Power Generation, 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.