Atomic Energy of Canada Limited


On July 1, 2019 the Government of Canada made appointments to AECL’s Board of Directors and Management.

James Burpee has been appointed as Chairperson of AECL’s Board of Directors for a term of five years. Jim has been serving as a director on AECL’s board since June 2017, and brings almost four decades of experience as a senior strategist and executive in the electricity industry, having worked in a variety of senior management roles for Ontario Hydro and Ontario Power Generation.

Richard Sexton has been re-appointed as President and CEO of AECL for up to one year following the expiry of his current term in February 2020. Richard has served as AECL’s President and CEO since February 2018; he previously served as interim President and CEO and Acting Chief Transition Officer of AECL for almost two years. Richard has over 30 years of experience in decommissioning and waste management gained through leadership roles on some of the largest and most complex decommissioning projects in the world.

Dr. Kamilia Sofia has been appointed as a director of AECL’s Board of Directors for a term of three years. Kamilia has been a strategic leader for 30 years, with technical and management experience locally and internationally. Kamilia has held CEO level positions internationally in the last ten years with global organizations in multiple industries: high technology, aerospace, nuclear, and oil & gas, including CEO of Methanex Egypt, Executive Vice President of Rolls Royce Nuclear, CEO Services at Dubai Aerospace Enterprise, and Vice President of Strategy at CAE Inc.

Jim, Richard and Kamilia bring significant experience and expertise to the leadership and oversight of AECL.