Fred Buckman, Ph.D.Director
Dr. Fred Buckman’s career spans five decades and a long list of executive positions and accomplishments. Dr. Buckman’s past positions include the following: President of Power Group of The Shaw Group Inc., and during his tenure he oversaw Shaw’s premier capabilities in the fossil and nuclear power industry; Managing Partner of Brookfield Asset Management Inc., where he was responsible for the utility sector; in 1999, he founded and was Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Trans-Elect Development Company Inc., which became the first independent transmission company in North America.
David Hill, Ph.D.Director
Dr. David Hill is a physicist and M.B.A. with 30 years of career experience in nuclear research and in managing large nuclear laboratories in the U.S. Dr. Hill has held senior executive management positions in the foremost national nuclear laboratories in the U.S. from 1984 to 2012, specifically Argonne National Laboratory (ANL), Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) and Idaho National Laboratory (INL). From 2005 to 2012, Dr. Hill was Deputy Laboratory Director for Science and Technology at Idaho National Laboratory.
Simon IrishChief Executive Officer, Director
Simon Irish is Chief Executive Officer of Terrestrial Energy Inc. He has 20 years of global investment banking and investment management experience in New York and London. He has a formal education in the quantitative sciences and quantitative finance and has established and managed multi-billion-dollar alternative investment businesses in North America. Mr. Irish is the former Head of Man Global Strategies (MGS) in North America, the strategic investment division of Man Group Plc, a leading global investment management business.
David LeBlanc, Ph.D.President, Chief Technology Officer, Director
Dr. David LeBlanc is a globally-recognized authority on Molten Salt Reactor technologies and has dedicated his career to the improvement and realization of advanced nuclear power systems, in particular MSR technologies. His work has focused on the simplification of design and reduction of R&D requirements to realize this goal. He obtained his Ph.D. in Physics from the University of Ottawa in 1998 during which time he focused on High Temperature Superconductivity and their application to fusion energy.
Hugh MacDiarmid’s executive experience includes serving as President and CEO of Atomic Energy of Canada Limited from 2008 to 2011, President and CEO of Laidlaw Transit Inc. from 2003 to 2005, Executive Vice-President, Commercial of Canadian Pacific Railway from 1995 to 2001, and President and CEO of Lumonics Inc. from 1987 to 1990. Mr. MacDiarmid currently serves as a Director of SeaCube Container Leasing Limited and Ridge Canada Cyber Solutions Inc.
William SmithSenior Vice President, Operations And Engineering
William Smith has 35 years of experience in the energy business, including over 20 years in the nuclear industry at Ontario Hydro and Ontario Power Generation between 1981 and 2002. He worked as a Resident Project Engineer at Bruce and Darlington during the construction and commissioning phases, and subsequently advanced to a senior leadership role as the Vice President of Supply Chain where his responsibilities included all nuclear procurement, materials management and source surveillance activities.
Canon BryanChief Financial Officer
Canon Bryan has held executive management positions and served as officer and director for private and public companies in Canada and the U.S. Mr. Bryan has considerable experience providing financial management services to clients in various industries. He has focused primarily on energy and natural resources industries.
Louis Plowden-WardlawCompany Secretary, General Counsel
Louis Plowden-Wardlaw has advised clients including Credit Suisse, KBC Financial Products and North Asset Management on a wide range of transactions, from project finance in the energy business, general banking and international corporate law, derivatives transactions, fund structuring and the management of high profile litigation. Previously he served as Senior Legal Adviser and Head of Legal at the Royal Bank of Canada, London, (1995-2000).